American Expands Flights From Fort Lauderdale
American, an Airline known to be based in Miami, providing connections to South America from North America has launched a major expansion from one of the neighboring cities in Miami, Fort Lauderdale. They did have a small present in Fort Lauderdale, with lights the main hubs like Charlotte, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Chicago. As of a few days ago, they just announced three more routes from Fort Lauderdale. They are as followed.
- 2x daily from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles with A321neos
- 2x daily from Fort Lauderdale to New York JFK with 737-800s
- 2x daily from Fort Lauderdale to Boston with 737-800s
What’s very interesting to see is that they had originally had service from Los Angeles and New York both to Fort Lauderdale. It did happen years ago, but those rates were not profitable for them so it’s interesting to see them try again.
People have been pointing out the fact that these routes are likely or what they are because it’s going to compete with jetBlue’s new service from Miami. JetBlue from Miami is serving Newark, New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. American will be serving those same routes from Fort Lauderdale except for Newark. It would not be a surprise for me to see American launch Newark services from Fort Lauderdale soon, as it is a high demand route and likely something that American will do to compete against jetBlue.
So now it’s going to come down to the battle of the price, well Americans expensive price but large loyalty keep them afloat in Fort Lauderdale, with the worse of the two product transcon…
Or will jetBlue compete with them and provide excellent service as they do in their mint class transcontinental?
It seems like only time will tell.