PHX is arguably the largest U.S. city that has minimal international service. Aside from flights to Mexico and a few to Canada, the only “real” international flight is a daily British Air 747.
Certaintly compared to other cities of its size (and many quite smaller), Phoneix service is a liability in terms of international travel and recruiting PHX as a place to locate businesses.
I’m wondering what your thoughts are about this improving IF (and now, it appears to be a pretty big “if”) the AA/Cactus merger is approved. AA has the more updated longer range equipment, but will they use PHX to exploit what appears to be an underserved market (metro population about 3.5- 4 million)?
Thanks ahead of time for sharing your thoughts.