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March 28, 2012

About that Wright Amendment....

In its filing describing the competitive pressures that have placed American Airlines in its precarious financial position, the carrier had something to say about the Wright Amendment restrictions which are scheduled to be lifted in 2014.

American said it currently serves 28 non-stop routes out of Dallas/Fort Worth airport that Southwest is unable to serve out of Dallas Love Field because of the Wright Amendment restrictions.

"These are prime candidates for new non-stop service by Southwest when the Wright Amendment restrictions are lifted. In total, these 28 routes accounted for close to $800 million in revenue for American in FYE2011Q3," the filing said.

Rank

Destination

American FY2011Q3 revenue from DFW (in millions)

1

Orange County, CA

$63

2

San Diego, CA

$53

3

Philadelphia, PA

$50

4

Seattle, WA

$49

5

San Jose, CA

$42

6

Tampa, FL

$41

7

Nashville, TN

$39

8

Detroit, MI

$34

9

Pittsburgh, PA

$32

10

Indianapolis, IN

$31

11

Raleigh/Durham, NC

$29

12

Columbus, OH

$28

13

Portland, OR

$27

14

Jacksonville, FL

$24

15

Hartford, CT

$24

16

Salt Lake City, UT

$24

17

Sacramento, CA

$24

18

Omaha, NE

$23

19

Ontario/San Bernardino, CA

$22

20

Cleveland, OH

$20

21

Tucson, AZ

$17

22

Louisville, KY

$17

23

Reno, NV

$13

24

West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL

$12

25

Norfolk, VA

$11

26

Ft. Myers, FL

$11

27

Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

$9

28

Charleston, SC

$8

 

Total

$777

-Andrea Ahles

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Steve Dean

SWA is limited by the number of gates at Love. To add service would require them to drop routes that they currently serve.

frontline

True, but when Wright expires doesn't that mean that they can go from DFW without losing gates at DAL?

Chitragupta

Hummmm, AMA, ELP, MAF, LBB, CRP, HRL vs. SEA, PHL, DTW, SNA, PBI, SAN

swfortworth

I think the restriction that stipulates that SW give up gates 1 for 1 if they started serving DFW after Wright ends in 2014 remains in effect. Anyhow, SW prices are not cheap any more anyway, on a mile per mile basis, fares out of Love Field are some of the highest in the country. The days of SW being a "low cost" carrier are over.

Luke M.

I'm curious why DEN isn't on this list. Is DEN allowable from DAL earlier than 2014?

Andrea Ahles

DEN is not allowable from DAL earlier than 2014 but I believe American excluded routes where they have another low-cost competitor. On DFW-DEN, American competes against Frontier.

TiredOfPanderingANDREA

C'mon ANDREA, give us the whole story.

What is AMR asking the bankruptcy court to do about this situation? Are they asking for an extension to the Wright Amendment? Or are you just trying to justify your benefactor's mismanagement of their business? Please answer here... we are tired of your half---ed reporting.

How disappointing Panderturd!

panderturd is right! he's a half---ed critic of a blog! and, he always believes in a second set of books and ulterior motives!! c'mon turdyboy, do some investigation of your own!! write a blog!

oh wait, you can't. those who can't do, criticize.

#dumb---

oxygen monitor

Can i ask what is AMR asking the bankruptcy court to do about this situation?

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