Mboyle1988 wrote:Honestly I don’t see any airlines abandoning any hubs. All the majors at this point have hubs that are either highly profitable or in strategically important markets. AA loses money in NYC, LAX, and MIA. Maybe they could eliminate MIA but then suddenly they go from first to worst in Latin America. They aren’t going to abandon LAX or NYC but maybe shrink to essential services?
PHX, PHL, and ORD are all middle of pack hubs which will likely shrink for next year or two. But I would be surprised if any of them went away completely.
Why would they de-hub MIA but not LAX or JFK? They have a far bigger market share in Miami than in New York or Los Angeles. If anything, I could see their JFK hub being endangered. As we have seen, that has been the hub taking the most hits during recent years.