MD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5525 times:
What airlines have hubs in another country like what PA had going on at FRA ( but doesnt have to be on that scale). And there is some modern ones like IB at MIA even though they are oulling out in favor of n/s flights and using SAL. What are some other ones and they can be mini-hubs to, but I cant think of any other one's right now except for TG's India hub (??) and AF MIA operation which has some flights to the French Carribean.
Trolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5203 times:
JoFMO. A hub is where an interchange of passengers occurs and the airlines schedule flight times to facilitate a smooth as transfer as possible. Hubbing often entails changing aircraft types as well. The LH services you listed are merely stopping services and don't hub.
Hubbing definitely happens at LAX with NZ. You will often see 3-4 aircraft, a mix of 744's and 767's, parked at the terminal. They are channeling pax to/from the London flight. NZ has a small international operation and a substantial proportion of its international fleet can be parked at LAX at one time. I've seen photos of up to 4 NZ 747's parked at LAX, about half the total fleet. Just because it's small, doesn't exclude it from being a hub.
The QF hub at AKL links their international services with the domestic flights operated by their subsidiary, Jetconnect. They also use it as a hub from South America and selected USA flights where inbound and outbound pax from places like BNE or MEL connect instead of going via SYD.
QF's SIN hub operations are huge, they are the second largest airline flying out of SIN after SQ. They (including Australian Airlines) take up a whole pier with flights to/from 7 Australian destinations to London, Frankfurt and Bali.
2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4783 times:
PA @ GUA in the 70's
CO had a 2 plane "hub" in PTY before they became CM-part owners.
In the 90's UA also had a "hub" in MEX when they got PA Latinamerican routes.
Rightnow CM does offer CM-CM connections @ MGA, but I'd hardly call it a CM hub.