MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33362 posts, RR: 71 Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6750 times:
Another "Wal*Mart Express" route. American Eagle will begin non-stop service between Miami and Northwest Arkansas on 10 April 2007:
AA 4515 XNA 0630-1020 MIA
AA 4515 MIA 2045-2245 XNA
The service will operate daily with an ERJ-140, and is now bookable.
From Northwest Arkansas, American Airlines and American Eagle fly to Chicago, Dallas, LaGuardia, Los Angeles, St. Louis and, now, Miami.
Not a surprising route. It has been rumoured for a very long time. I'm a little surprised it has come before Miami-Birmingham, though, that route has been expected forever. Alabama is the only state in the Southern United States with no non-stop flights to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale.
This is the third new route for AA at MIA this spring. Cozumel launches next month, and, pending government approval, Valencia will launch in late April.
Rumour has it that Miami-Austin is next, launching in June, with a daily 738.
ElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6619 times:
When the new Airport was opened in the late 1990s, American and American Eagle seized on the opportunity and added a ton of services. American is by far the biggest carrier at XNA, with the new Miami flight they have twenty flights per day during the week.
Tommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7008 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6409 times:
Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 7): Exclude BOS JFK LGA ORD RDU MIA DFW AUS STL LAX and what other cities offer service to that many destinations? Quite an accomplishment for an airport with less than 1 million annual enplanements!
I'd also throw EWR in there for the hell of it. Props to XNA. I forgot they also had nonstop service to LAX on the RJs.
Clrd4t8koff From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6302 times:
Hey MAH4546 -
Will AA eagle ever re-start it's services to TLH? DL Connection has flown TLH-MIA by themselves for years , with the exception of when AirTran briefly flew TLH-TPA-MIA. DL doesn't even have any connecting flights, so it's all O&D. AA could at least not only capture those passengers, but others connecting on to Mexico, Carribbean and S. America, no?
Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 12087 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6267 times:
Quoting Clrd4t8koff (Reply 14): AA could at least not only capture those passengers, but others connecting on to Mexico, Carribbean and S. America, no?
I know I wasn't asked, but I'll answer anyway!
Personally, I think that Eagle could easily make a TLH station work once again. The city, at least in my view, could definitely support 1-2x daily AT7 flights to MIA, and 1-2 daily EMB flights to DFW. If the market really responded well, as has happened in places like PNS and MOB, maybe even a daily ORD EMB would be in order.
Greg3322 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6225 times:
Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 16): Unfortunately, there is an unintended side effect - poor Ft. Smith airport down the road has practically dried up. American Eagle to DFW and Northwest AirLink to MEM is all that remains...
Did all service to Joplin, MO get suspended? I didn't see any commerical flights on Flightaware. They used to get 737 service in the 80's.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33362 posts, RR: 71
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6204 times:
Quoting Commavia (Reply 15): The city, at least in my view, could definitely support 1-2x daily AT7 flights to MIA
2x wouldn't work. You need to offer at least three daily flights to be competitive, and government traffic won't find an ATR-72 accepetable. It would need to be an ERJ service to compete well with Delta's seven daily flights.
RL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4728 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6106 times:
At work, we recently completed a huge study for all of the airports in Arkansas, and in looking at their commercial service flights, i have often wondered if XNA-LIT flights would work, one the capital, the other being a major economic center in the same state, with the drive time being over 4 hrs. AA does faily well in LIT and i often wonder if they could maybe 3-4 ERJs between LIT-XNA make $$$, the only other feasible option would be Mesa with B1900's.
Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!