There is really no market for another carrier.
Virgin Atlantic: They were planning on MIA
in the late 1980s, but it never came into reality. As for them "struggling" to fill MIA
flights, that is a joke. They fill them very easily, which is why they use 744s and 346s, not the 343s. They recently acquired new LHR
slots, which this summer are being used for more BOS
flights. Some rumours indicate that those slots will be used for more MIA
flights in the winter, since that is when MIA
traffic is heaviest.
bmi: They were planning on launching MIA
this year, but went with YYZ
instead. In fact, it is because of bmi's decission to not fly to MIA
went ahead with MIA
, because, as stated, this is a market that would likely not be profitable with two flights.
British Airways: One of the main reasons for the new MIA
flight is that BA
can place thier code on it, while AA
cannot codeshare on MIA
. This is also a key reason for AA