I can't imagine service from Miami to Ireland.
Miami is the largest trans-Atlantic market from Ireland with no non-stop service. It is very easy to imagine. Aer Lingus has been begging and pleading to make Miami and US-Ireland gateway for a while now (along with San Francisco), but the US won't budge because of the 50/50 rule.
I don't understand how come AA hasn't ever considered a flight to/from Milan, since MXP-MIA is one of the (very) few very profitable AZ's routes.
Alitalia has the market all covered up, IMO. It is a profitable route, and one of few US-Italy routes with a healthy amount of premium traffic (thanks to the fashion industry), but Alitalia's daily service suffices demand.
MAH4546, hope those "rumours" of yours turn out to be fact, especially the BHM flights. I could see Eagle running one or two ERJ's a day to connect with the South/Central America and Caribbean departures...
officials have been pushing for this service for years. The new MIA
non-stops that started the first week of January were a test for AA
, trying out RJs to secondary markets. So far, MIA
has been going out with over 80% loadfactors, frequently selling out on weekends. The popularity of that new service bodes well for other new RJ
service to small/medium markets in the Southeast. Plus, American Airlines wants to continue thier dominance in the Caribbean by offering the same one-stop connections USAirways offers (USAirways is able to offer a much larger number of one-stop connections than American).
A MIA-SAN non-stop on AA would be awesome. We can use some good news around here. San Diego-Florida non-stops are, at this time, non-existent so that would be good news. I know they tried it a few years back with a 757, but AA would stand a better chance utilizing the 737-800 on the route.
Yes, they did try it a while back. The MIA
hub is a lot stronger now, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it given another shot. Likely aircraft is 738. Even though the 752 is designed for leisure routes, the 738 is better suited capacity-wise.