If the US expansion plan at FLL
goes through, whereby US plans to introduce service out of FLL
to a good number of Carib/Latin American destination, I wonder what effect it will have on Spirit's FLL
plans. Rumors have been flying around concerning Spirit opening a Latin American gateway/hub out of FLL
for quite a while, but new flights are being announced rather slowly (I guess due to fleet limitations and aircraft availability.....at least until the A32X's arrive); while Spirit is doing a measured and controlled expansion, US made a big splash in the market by announcing a variety of new flights.
Do you think that Spirit will go head to head with US on its new routes out of FLL
(Spirit and US, plus AA
will all compete on FLL
, for example), or will Spirit pick and chose routes where there will be no competition? It seems that, overnight, FLL
will become a latin american gateway.....AA
introduced a few flights to Latin America out of FLL
over the past years mainly to solidify its position as the leading carrier to the carib/latin american region out of South Florida, and suddenly, 2 other airlines have major plans for FLL
. Can all of these airlines make it at FLL
with respect to latin america, and what impact will all of this have on MIA
, the traditional gateway to the region?