Iowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 928 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1106 times:
In the current issue of Hemispheres, I noticed an article about United's hub at Washington Dulles and the improvements that they are performing. However, one passage caught my attention:
"Facilities improvements at Washington Dulles mean that customers passing through United's international gateway will have an easier time traversing the seventh-busiest airport in the world"
Now I am the biggest fan of United and a loyal customer, but I was really amused by this and was trying to figure out how United figured that Dulles was the 7th busiest in the world. Any guesses anyone...humerous or serious?
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 981 times:
Maybe you are looking to much into this topic. 7th busiest international airport, not 7th busiest for UAL. IAD Has many, many international flights, many foreign carriers, maybe that is what they are talking about?
N757KW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 425 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 783 times:
In the current Air Transport World it lists the World's Top 50 Airports according to Airports Council International (data is preliminary). IAD is not in the top 50 for passengers. IAD is number 37 by number of aircraft movements.
Here is the Top 10
2. Chicago O'Hare
3. London Heathrow
4. Tokyo Haneda
5. Los Angeles
6. Dallas/Ft. Worth
8. Paris Charles De Gaulle
by aircraft movements
1. Chicago O'Hare
3. Dallas/Ft. Worth
4. Los Angeles
6. Paris Charles De Gaulle
9. Las Vegas
Passenger numbers are based on arriving + departing passengers + direct transit passengers counted once.
Movements are based on landing + takeoff of an aircraft.
"What we've got here, is failure to communicate." from Cool Hand Luke