Western, then Delta, flew LAX
into the mid 1990s.
Maybe I am missing something here, but I do not see a huge competition developing at LAX
on the Mexican routes......Alaska is the dominant US player, AM
serve the markets as well, America West has opened some routes with super-sized regional jets, and now CO
is looking at some niche markets and UA
will add limited service here and there mainly as weekend operations. I do not foresee CO
jumping into the mainline competition to the Mexican resort cities......instead they will utilize regional jets on certain routes (where there is no competition and some business traffic) where there is lots of money to be made due to good yeilds.
As mentioned above, aside from a unqiue niche opportunities, CO
is not looking to expand point to point services and will continue to focus on its EWR
hubs......I do not think that a major build up of services out of LAX
is in CO