Per the LA Times, it appears that American Airlines is making moves right now at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to try and win marketshare and become LA’s hometown airline.
The article states, ” American Airlines is the largest carrier at Los Angeles International Airport, and it wants to put a stranglehold on that position.
American and US Airways now combine to carry about 18% of all passengers at LAX, with Delta and United carrying about 15% each, according to the most recent airport statistics.
American wants to dominate at LAX not only by the size of its operations but with its “depth of service,” said Chuck Schubert, American’s vice president of network and schedule planning.
Starting last week, the airlines began operating out of Terminals 6 and 4, which are the south side of the airport and connected by an underground tunnel, eliminating the need for travelers to leave the building to make connections. In addition, the move gives American extra gates and terminal space so it can add more flights in the future.“
American Airlines already flies 13 times a day between LAX and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on their A321’s. Perhaps with the merger with US Airways, they will add even more routes from LAX.
What new routes would you like to see American add from LAX?