American Airlines said Monday that January traffic increased 1.4 percent despite a 2.1 percent decline in capacity. All numbers are in comparison to January 2011.

American filled 78.5 percent of its seats in January, up 2.7 points from the same month in 2011.

Here’s the breakdown by segment

Region Traffic Capacity Load factor Change
Domestic -1.1% -4.4% 78.0% 2.6 pts
International 5.0% 1.2% 79.3% 2.9 pts
Atlantic 3.1% -7.9% 75.6% 8.1 pts
Latin America 3.2% 3.5% 81.1% -0.3 pts
Pacific 17.4% 14.2% 80.3% 2.2 pts

American’s regional affiliate, American Eagle, said traffic jumped 10.3 percent on a 5.6 percent increase in capacity. Its load factor increased 2.8 points to 67.2 percent.

Combined, American and American Eagle traffic increased 2 percent on a 1.6 percent decline in capacity. The load factor was 77.6 percent, up 2.7 points.

By comparison, Delta Air Lines said its traffic fell 1.4 percent on a 4.5 percent reduction in capacity in January. Its load factor increased 2.5 points to 78.5 percent,

Including regional partners, Delta’s traffic dropped 1.5 percent, capacity was down 4.3 percent and loads averaged 77.5 percent, up 2.2 points.

American doesn’t release revenues per available seat miles. Delta does. Delta said its RASM including its mainline flying and regional partners increased 14.5 percent over January 2011.

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