While indeed the flights are consistently full on AA
is on that route and it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to fly it in my mind with the competition. The route is probably just about right with the current 300 or so daily seats that are on it.
As for the new routes, RSW
makes a lot of sense as it is currently underserved by our daily S80 by AA
. It is a consistent money-maker for AA
and it will be interesting to see what AA
's response is, probably upgrading it to a 757 or offering a second daily on the days that USA3000 will offer flights. Hopefully AA
will be able to coexist on the route along with USA3000, but we all know how AA
deals with LCC competition in STL
I have my doubts about the Clearwater service working, our o/d to that area is less than spectacular.
Good to see that USA3000 is entering the market however, I believe that they are trying to get CZM
as well. That would make 13 weekly flights which would equate into a fairly large station for USA3000.