American Airlines To Dominate at Los Angeles International Airport

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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.

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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.

Bottom Line

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?

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  1. In what world is an 18% market share anything close to dominating. And if you include the entire LA area the numbers are even more evenly spread.

    This is a joke. Particularly the way you phrased the title as a statement of fact.

  2. I’d like to see American add non-stop flights between LAX and most anywhere in Europe: Madrid, Milan, Dusseldorf, Paris. Any or all of those would be swell.

  3. Agreed with DWG; more LAX-Europe.

    Would also like to see LAX-CUN; DL already flies the route.

    Also would like to see:

    LAX-TUL [preferably not on American Eagle]

  4. Would like more Asian routes with Boeing 787.. Will be cool if AA could fly to BKK, or SIN (def test 787’s range limit, lol)

  5. I don’t think it is dominating until they have 3-4x the next biggest carrier, which will never happen.

  6. AA has long needed a non-stop to New Orleans!! I’m tired of connecting thru Dfw!
    AA make it happen!!!

  7. @wanderingaramean You know what’s wrong with these blogs? Aggressive rude commenters to people just stating opinion or doing their job. And you have your own blog?!! So you clearly know, maybe you thought “if you can’t beat ’em…. “Also he was quoting a news article and the point being that they plan to dominate not that they do (obviously) Stay in your overhead bin Seth. Tired of it.

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