Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1909 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1741 times:
I had absolutely no idea that ASA operated a hub in LAX and had so many mexico frequencies out of LAX, as well as services from ATL to Carribean, and Central America. How long has ASA operated these routes, are the LAX routes -700s, were they previously operated by someone else, and are they planned to be operated by ASA in the furture? Thanks!
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8946 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
The LAX mini-hub started up a few months back - a few more cities will be coming online in the next few months. I believe it's all CRJ-200s; there are a few CRJ-700s up to SLC (at least there have been in the past), but I'd expect them to stay 50 seaters.
As for ASA staying, I believe they will. SkyWest can only operate DL flights to SLC out of LAX (due to their agreement that has them as UAX out of LAX), but since ASA is on a seperate certificate, they can get away with using ASA. I would doubt Comair (who most likely will be shrinking), Freedom, Shuttle America or anyone else will be heading out to LAX to do this work.
AvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1522 times:
Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 2): Considering their nice DFW hub was taken from them, it's good to see them in another location out west
That's the one thing DL does different than other Legacy's is utilizing their Connection carriers for point to point service. EV picked up a lot of point to point service. I know NW did used Airlink for P2P, I'm surprised other carriers have not picked up on this.