It’s been over two years since American Airlines merged with US Airways, and one question we got was the future of their Phoenix hub. Even though we haven’t seen drastic expansion since the airlines merged, it’s still maintained a decent presence. In fact, since the merger, American has added 16 new routes from Phoenix, so in a way they are continuing to focus on this hub.
When it comes to international service from Phoenix, American is currently the largest international carrier in PHX, with service to Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica, and to London with their joint venture partner, British Airways.
Another question we wondered was what about wide bodies in Phoenix. I’m pleased to see that this month, they’ve upgauged one of their PHX–Honolulu (HNL) frequency to the Airbus A330 through the spring as the airline continues to leverage Phoenix in their combined network.
Will we ever see transatlantic flights on American Airlines metal? Only time will tell if they’ll launch transatlantic service from Phoenix Sky Harbor.