|Quoting Laxintl (Thread starter):|
The DOT did however place AA on notice that if it fails to make full use of its allocated frequencies in the future they would revert back to the department.
|Quoting Laxintl (Reply 2):|
In the same light, the DOT decision bodes well for AA in its own route case trying to strip United of 7 unused US-Argentina frequencies to commence ORD-EZE service this coming fall.
|Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 4):
somehow I'd be very surprised if AA added all that much capacity at one time.
|Quoting A300AA (Reply 5):
Also ex AA BAQ employees filed a new law suit against American to be rehired and to get paid for the period AA ceased operations there until now. Its not going to be easy for AA to go back.
|Quoting A300AA (Reply 5):|
Its not going to be easy to fill a 737 to MDE 3 times a week, specially during low season.
|Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 8):|
. The other markets are just too small for the time being, except for a combined PEI-CTG flight, which wouldn´t support anything more than 2x weekly
|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 9):|
AA believe MIA-PEI could support 3x weekly non-stop, and they are eyeing it for summer 2008.
|Quoting Laxintl (Thread starter):|
|Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 10):|
I believe that study was conducted before AV asked for daily frequiencies to Aerocivil, it´s different now (read the rest of the post pls).
|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 6):|
I wouldn't. The additional MIA-EZE flights, if they happen, will operate during daylight on a seasonal basis (December- April and June-August), using planes that would otherwise be sitting on the ground doing nothing. Cordoba is a market they've been eyeying for a while and can finally enter. Cordoba probably won't happen until 2009, though, with a 757.
|Quoting WorldTraveler (Reply 13):
not to be argumentative but if they add Cordoba until 2007 and they add MIA-EZE flights on a seasonal basis (perhaps as early as this winter), they won't be adding all the capacity at the same time. Even if they don't add more frequency to MIA-EZE this winter (which they may not since they are also adding ORD), they are not likely to add capacity to MIA next summer... and even if they did, they wouldn't start Cordoba as a new route during S. American winter.
|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 14):|
I agree that they probably won't add more MIA-EZE capacity this winter, because they want to concentrate on getting ORD-EZE off the ground. Though the extra MIA-EZE capacity is something that can be added very quickly, since it will use planes that otherwise sit on the ground.
|Quoting AJMIA (Reply 15):|
Then why don't they use the plane that is sitting on the ground for something... anything...
|Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 17):|
Aviancaï¿½s application was less than a week ago, so AA will have to take longer to study the route.
Spirit Wants DOT To Reverse Rejection On Colombia Bid
Spirit asked the U.S. Transportation Dept. to reverse its decision, made late last month, rejecting the carrier's bid for 14 currently idle U.S.-Colombia frequencies belonging to American.
Spirit argues that American "has for at least four years restricted capacity in this market by warehousing over a third of its Colombia frequencies." The rejection of its application "undermines the Department's duty and statutory requirement to promote competition and low-fare service, and instead rewards and encourages misuse of these limited rights by incumbent carriers."
In its decision, DOT said it is not department policy to revoke dormant frequencies from an incumbent carrier if the airline has firm plans to use them, but it is also not policy "to permit valuable operating rights to remain unused."
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