OK maybe not all or nothing, but lets look at alot of examples for this theory..
either wants large market share or just provide minimal service
... small market share, lost DFW
flight to MDT, one would imagine BUF
would be a much stronger market than MDT-DFW
, but with 5 flights their MDT market share will be much higher than BUF
had mainline for decades, with solid passenger #'s, Overall the market share was between 5 and 10%. PVD
now had 3x ORD
which makes it the smallest AA
market in the entire northeast in terms of seat capacity, When PVD
is in the top 10 busiest airports in the northeats.
was # 1 or #2 there for many years, strong presence, but since DL
expanded and WN
has been in full retreat and this fall will have only 5 mainline flights at BDL
..the peak near 2000 was 19.
has taken advantage of being able to dominate the market and provides extensive service with a large market share. XNA
will have only 9 daily seats less than BDL
(airport 10x the size) this fall.
Im sure there are more examples out there, but it seems with AA
, they go to the big airports, or the smaller airports and go for market share, if they can't get it, they leave. Dont get me wrong, market share is always important, but seems every other airline is happy with their slice of the pie as long as its making money.