AMR to Cut NYC Flights This June/July By 6.9 Percent

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  1. stuartfla
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    http://www.businessweek.com/news/20...o-pare-nyc-flights-in-peak-travel-season.html

    American Airlines will pare service in New York City, the world’s busiest aviation market, during the peak of the U.S. travel season as parent AMR Corp. reorganizes in bankruptcy and larger rivals expand.
    Seating on June flights at the three major airports will fall 4.7 percent from a year earlier based on current schedules, said Jim Faulkner, a spokesman. The drop will be 6.9 percent by July after some Caribbean trips end from Kennedy airport, based on data compiled for Bloomberg by consultant OAG.
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    “Everybody kind of scrambles to maintain a piece of New York,” said John Walsh, head of San Diego-based Walsh Aviation. “It’s always going to be competitive, but Delta with its merger is a more formidable competitor than AMR has seen before.”
    American expects that kind of jockeying, Chief Commercial Officer Virasb Vahidi said yesterday in an interview.
    “It is normal that in the largest global travel market in the world, you will have other competitors and everyone gets their own fair share,” he said. “It’s the same for Los Angeles and Chicago. That’s just part of being in a competitive industry.”
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    “It’s not necessarily about being the biggest in any one city,” said Henry Harteveldt, an analyst at Atmosphere Research Group LLC in San Francisco. “It’s about commanding the highest fare and having the best routes and schedule and connections on partners.”
     
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    AA is essentially in the process of ceding sju and related Caribbean flights to b6. Based on many of the fares I've been able to pick up to that part of the world, I can't imagine it is particularly lucrative at AA's cost structure.
     
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    Many of the cuts involved took place in the last 6 months. They are comparing this summer to last summer, and as we all know, AA has been decreasing capacity. In many cases, they are continuing to serve a destination, but with fewer flights. Media people live in New York, that's why the article is about New York. This is happening in many places.
     
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    I think this is part of American's policy of increased partnership with B6 which has a hub in JFK
     
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