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Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:49 pm

Whoa! Did not see that coming!

More thread here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1441043
 
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Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:07 pm

Yes.
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Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 pm

;)

"To emphasize how big a change this would be, Raja used the example of Austin, Texas, an American Airlines hub which does not currently have a direct flight to Seattle"

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/trave ... m-seattle/

"Bangalore is the most requested market among all of our corporate clients on the West Coast, and in Austin, Raleigh, and Dallas-Fort Worth. It's one of the biggest business travel markets," Raja said.
https://www.businessinsider.com/america ... ent-2020-2

Clearly there is significant interest in both markets from AA...
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Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:09 am

Well, today, I think we got our answer...SEA-BLR being announced by American Airlines is a route I didn't see coming. If there was going to be US3 service to BLR, I was expecting United from EWR on a B789.

The real battle now is who will win out in Seattle. I do expect China Southern to announce routes into SEA once SARS (2020, formerly the nCoV) passes.
 
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Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:33 pm

Midwestindy wrote:
;)

"To emphasize how big a change this would be, Raja used the example of Austin, Texas, an American Airlines hub which does not currently have a direct flight to Seattle"

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/trave ... m-seattle/

"Bangalore is the most requested market among all of our corporate clients on the West Coast, and in Austin, Raleigh, and Dallas-Fort Worth. It's one of the biggest business travel markets," Raja said.
https://www.businessinsider.com/america ... ent-2020-2

Clearly there is significant interest in both markets from AA...


I'm curious if the reporter got what Raju said about Austin correct. Reporter didn't use a quote for Raju as calling Austin a hub. I get the idea it's one of those uninformed biz writers interchanging travel words that to us in the aviation community have actual significant meanings depending on which one they use.

Clearly AA cares about the city though. Its booming along with others people have mentioned in this thread.
 
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Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:49 pm

Midwestindy wrote:
;)

"To emphasize how big a change this would be, Raja used the example of Austin, Texas, an American Airlines hub which does not currently have a direct flight to Seattle"

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/trave ... m-seattle/

"Bangalore is the most requested market among all of our corporate clients on the West Coast, and in Austin, Raleigh, and Dallas-Fort Worth. It's one of the biggest business travel markets," Raja said.
https://www.businessinsider.com/america ... ent-2020-2

Clearly there is significant interest in both markets from AA...


Not surprising given both are big tech markets and both have a significant and growing corporate travel base. Also, their two biggest hubs are both nearby.

Nashville wasn’t mentioned in this article (though it has been elsewhere), but I wouldn’t be surprised if they are interested there as well. With a few moves, they could be the global carrier of choice easily.
 
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Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:30 pm

If AA really wants to protect their turf in AUS they will resume service to SEA/RDU and BNA. All three were served in the past. That would really call DL's hand in AUS and how serious they want the market.
 
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Re: Is AA finally looking at growing its non-hub markets?

Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:01 pm

HardeesBiscuit wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
;)

"To emphasize how big a change this would be, Raja used the example of Austin, Texas, an American Airlines hub which does not currently have a direct flight to Seattle"

https://www.seattletimes.com/life/trave ... m-seattle/

"Bangalore is the most requested market among all of our corporate clients on the West Coast, and in Austin, Raleigh, and Dallas-Fort Worth. It's one of the biggest business travel markets," Raja said.
https://www.businessinsider.com/america ... ent-2020-2

Clearly there is significant interest in both markets from AA...


I'm curious if the reporter got what Raju said about Austin correct. Reporter didn't use a quote for Raju as calling Austin a hub. I get the idea it's one of those uninformed biz writers interchanging travel words that to us in the aviation community have actual significant meanings depending on which one they use.

Clearly AA cares about the city though. Its booming along with others people have mentioned in this thread.


Yeah it was definitely a misquote that's why I added the winky face, Raja actually said, "Austin is a city where we have a huge presence"

Wacko55 wrote:
If AA really wants to protect their turf in AUS they will resume service to SEA/RDU and BNA. All three were served in the past. That would really call DL's hand in AUS and how serious they want the market.


Well being partnered with AS, they won't have to add AUS-SEA since AS already operates it up to 2x daily. AUS-RDU seems like a viable route though, with little competition except for 1x RJ daily from DL. AUS-BNA is less likely considering 4x on WN +1x NK.

The ball is really in DL's court, AA is larger in AUS & with AS/BA as partners they offer a much better network.
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