MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33676 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
FLL-SJU does well year-round. Heavy demand on the route. It does very well. Though don't look for more flights, because that will erode yield. FLL-SJU is a profitable market for AA, but not by much. Adding capacity can really hurt the profits.
FLL-SDQ and FLL-PAP are a mixed bag for AA. They do very well during peak travel periods (like the summer), not as well during off-season (hence, they will operate at only 3-5x a week this fall). Overall, the flights are doing satisfactory and making money, though, despite some trouble filling them during slower travel periods, and AA will be keeping them around. AA also considers them (and FLL-CCS) very important routes regardless of profits, because they protect market share. That's what AA's FLL focus city is all about: protecting marketshare in South Florida.