TWA officially announced today that Los Angeles is the airline's 2000 focus city. As part of the announcement, the airline said that American Eagle will be its regional partner out of LAX, providing service to 7 California cities: Bakersfield, Fresno, Monterey, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.
With the American Eagle flights, TWA will have a total of 56 flights per day out of LAX by October 1st. In addition to a recently announced 4th daily non-stop to JFK, a 5th daily non-stop will be added later this year. I believe someone here recently said that TWA didn't seem to be clamoring for a share of the LAX-JFK market, where Delta, American and United compete. This would seem to indicate otherwise.
Additional destinations out of LAX will be announced later this year.
For all those who wonder what a "Focus City" is, the TW press release defines it as such:
"A focus city is a location where TWA offers expanded service to a number of destinations. The schedule in the focus city is designed to complement TWA hub flights and provide options in cities that may be currently underserved."
I'm excited by this news. Here is a link to the full press release:
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