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AA Expands MIA-LatAm Frequencies; More FLL-LAX

Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:38 am

American Airlines is expanding out of MIA again. Nothing major. All effective for the busy summer period between 14 June 2003 and 3 September 2003:

-Three additional flights a week to Cancun (TOTAL: 28)
-Three additional flights a week to Curaco (TOTAL: 10)
-Two additional flights a week to Rio de Janeiro (TOTAL: 12)
-Four additional flights a week to San Pedro Sula (TOTAL: 11)
-Two additional flights a week to San Salvador (TOTAL: 12)

In additional, on the same date, American Airlines will launch a third daily service between Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Los Angeles, California year-round for a total of eight daily non-stop flights between South Florida and Southern California.
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RE: AA Expands MIA-LatAm Frequencies; More FLL-LAX

Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:38 pm

you think FLL-LAX is in response to JetBlue?
 
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RE: AA Expands MIA-LatAm Frequencies; More FLL-LAX

Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:52 pm

you think FLL-LAX is in response to JetBlue?

Probably. For a long time they have had the only non-stop service between Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles. And contrary to what many may think, this is a huge business market because the majority of Miami's big domestic corporations are in the FLL area, not MIA. The third daily definitley will help them with business traveler flexibility. However, it is pretty clear jetBlue is aiming LGB-FLL not at business travelers but leisure travelers and thier loyal jetBlue customer bases in both cities.
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