American Airlines is canceling service to Monterey, CA (MRY) and Santa Fe, New Mexico (SAF) as of September 7th and 8th, respectively. These destinations are both serviced by regional jet out of LAX, so not a ton of capacity.
Monterey is serviced twice a day by a CRJ, while Santa Fe is only one flight a day on a CRJ. American does a good job of serving a whole slew of cities in California, connecting that traffic through a sizable hub at LAX. While the combined American will still service MRY through PHX (3 flights a day on regional jets), it strikes me that the LAX-MRY flight must be doing really badly for AA not to want to have that traffic go through LAX. Either that, or they’re out of slots and have a better target in mind for those frequencies.
Santa Fe has service via DFW (4X a day on regional jets), but I was surprised to see it’s not served by US Airways. Pretty much every time I’ve gone to Santa Fe, I’ve ended up flying into Albuquerque since the price was cheaper (and only an hour drive).
Anyways, not earth-shattering news, but I am interested to see what routes hit the cutting room floor as American Airlines and US Airways combine operations. With LAX and PHX close together, I would expect to see them collectively shrink, though I would have expected that PHX would see the bigger share of shrinkage.
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