Good news for LGA
too. This shows that American is getting very strong in LGA
, especially with its large MD
-80 fleet. It's almost a hub. If you look at anytime, day and night, American's passenger concourse and tarmac near the maintenace hangars, you'll see at least three MD
-80's parked there.
used to be TWA's hub, that's the only reason American has a hub there. But you're right, that hub is getting weaker because it is located just between ORD
, their two strongest hub for domestic flights. Three domestic main hubs in the same time zone, that's redundant. I think that in the long run, the STL
hub will be dismantled like RDU
were in the mid 90's. From STL
American will just keep domestic flights to LGA
, and maybe LAX
The only other airline that has three main hubs in the same time zone is US Airways: PIT
is no longer a hub.
I'm not sure about Delta, I know they have ATL
but I don't know if MCO
is still a main hub.
These two airlines, Delta and US Airways, are also very strong in LGA