I doubt it. South American carriers and AA
seem to have firm control of the market, with some routes also served by DL
. In addition, you have CM
as a good alternative for connections (and perhaps MX
too, thanks to its partnership with AA
) so I don't think there is room for another carrier. Besides, there is the issue of the hubs. I don't think PHL
have a lot of O&D traffic to/from South America. US would have to market CLT
as a good connection point and would have to offer aggressive fares (and this could be bad for its yields).
Question: I would like to know how CLT
is working for US. The flight is going to be one year old next month and I am curious if loads and yields are good. On a related subject, US was scheduled to begin flying PHL
non-stop in January but its difficult financial position prevented it from starting the route. I still believe PHL
could work but I don't see them rushing to do it any time soon. Do you think that if US makes it through bankruptcy we will see this route?
Next flights: MEX-LAX AM 738, LAX-PVG DL 77L, SHA-PEK CA 789, PEK-PVG CA A332, PVG-ORD MU 77W, ORD-MEX AM 738