To be real honest, I have no idea. I know that when AA was looking at expanding FLL, MIA got real pissed... Especially when we were going to add SDQ and PAP out of FLL.
-PAP started 1 November 2003. FLL
starts 15 December 2003. They tried to get FLL
route authority, but it went to Avianca instead. FLL
is in the rumour mill. Though the added flight by no means shows that AA
is not dedicated to Miami. Thier Miami hub is currently the largest it as ever been and it keeps growing. The FLL
service is only there to protect thier market share, and it is a very succsesful formula for them. American Airlines is on track to become the #2 carrier at FLL
in the next few months. It is not far behind Southwest.
Bottom line is, cannot wait for them to finish that damn terminal in MIA.. I think that AA should add a LGW and a GRU, and YYZ and YUL seasonally out of FLL. I think it is a goldmine!
Since the US does not have Open Skies with the UK or Brazil, AA
cannot just add FLL
. And there is no way AA
wants to compete with Air Transat, Air Canada, and jetsGo on the Ft. Lauderdale-Canada market, despite how huge it is, they would never make money.
There is little doubt in my mind that Ft. Lauderdale could likely substain a link to certain European destinations, namely London, Paris, and Madrid. In time, I think we will see it happen. I think the most likely canidate for Europe service from FLL
would be Delta/Air France with a CDG