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AA 23 new routes - response to WN in MIA?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:26 am
by caflyboy
The following was just announced by AA

https://www.businessinsider.com/american-airlines-launches-new-leisure-routes-mexico-arizona-miami-2020-9

can't help thinking these are also in response to WN entering MIA. Many overlap with WN markets.

Interesting routes. Wonder how they will do?

Re: aa 23 new routes - response to WN in MIA?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:40 am
by USAirALB
This was already announced last week and isn't a response to WN.

Re: aa 23 new routes - response to WN in MIA?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:45 am
by caflyboy
hmmm. so other way around?

Re: aa 23 new routes - response to WN in MIA?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:46 am
by CMHtraveler
caflyboy wrote:
The following was just announced by AA

https://www.businessinsider.com/american-airlines-launches-new-leisure-routes-mexico-arizona-miami-2020-9

can't help thinking these are also in response to WN entering MIA. Many overlap with WN markets.

Interesting routes. Wonder how they will do?


Love when journalists at major publications can’t do a basic google search. “No competition on the route” between CMH-CUN? Oh, ok. Just DL, WN, and Vacation Express. All weekends as well. C’mon reporters...

Re: aa 23 new routes - response to WN in MIA?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:42 am
by OB1504
caflyboy wrote:
hmmm. so other way around?


Why would WN respond by opening a new station? Most of what AA announced are resumptions of previously existing service.

I think WN just sees an opportunity. Frontier seems to have abandoned their MIA focus city for now and AA was a dumpster fire even before the pandemic, so now is their best opportunity to start MIA.

Re: aa 23 new routes - response to WN in MIA?

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:47 am
by MAH4546
OB1504 wrote:
caflyboy wrote:
hmmm. so other way around?


Why would WN respond by opening a new station? Most of what AA announced are resumptions of previously existing service.

I think WN just sees an opportunity. Frontier seems to have abandoned their MIA focus city for now and AA was a dumpster fire even before the pandemic, so now is their best opportunity to start MIA.


Frontier has not abandoned anything at MIA, which is a new pilot base. They have put a hold on the Central America flying, but since COVID have added Dallas, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo and Providence, and boosted frequency on others. They've been shuffling around schedules last minute in reaction to demand, as all airlines, yes.