2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5236 times:
MEM - FedEx?
ANC - Mainly due Transborder Cargo Traffic, not that many cargo aircraft have the range to fly between Asia and Northamerica non-stop.
Seoul - Which one, GMP or ICN ?
Louisville - DHL or UPS?
PHX - I'm surprised to see it in the top dozen, I would have expected IAH, MCO, SFO or CGH to be there instead of PHX.
SSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4881 times:
Way to go, Schipol. Amsterdam, in the tiny country of Holland (The Netherlands) has positioned it self long ago as a major world airport and transfer center in Europe. 'Can't stop those enterprising Dutch.
One assumes JFK would once have been on the top of both lists or close to it. How things have changed.
Waleckdaddy From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4477 times:
How the heck are Vegas and Phoenix in the top twelve? Look at the amount of gates, the hub airlines (Which are doing well, but not THAT well), and lack of non-stop overseas passengers!!! Seriously. Where is JFK, MSP, IAH, etc...? Maybe their flights are just empty compared to America West and Southwest? Vegas is a popular final destination, but come on - it is a secondary hub for HP and a mini hub for Southwest: two airlines not even in the top 5!! Phoenix is not a big final destination (Possibly for business travel though), and again serves merely as a hub of an airline not even in the top 5!! I guess numbers don't lie, but that doesn't mean that they make sense. Any thoughts/input would be greatly appreciated! TaTa
Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2426 posts, RR: 15 Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4153 times:
Can someone explain to me why Atlanta is the busiest? What makes that city/airport so important that so many people fly there? New York isn't even in the top 12 but Atlanta is first? Why would more people go to Atlanta lol?
PanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2648 posts, RR: 10 Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4133 times:
Quoting Sovietjet (Reply 17): New York isn't even in the top 12 but Atlanta is first? Why would more people go to Atlanta lol?
Well for one, NYC has three main airports in which it's traffic is divided (EWR, JFK and LGA), therefore it's no surprise to those who think about it. As for ATL- have you seen DL's departure stats recently? They serve over 200 destinations, with hundreds (in the 600s now, correct?) of daily flights. Then there is AirTran with their decent-sized main hub, and all of the other carriers that serve one of America's larger cities. Think of the companies that are headquartered there- Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, UPS, BellSouth and Delta itself. That could do it.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25976 posts, RR: 78 Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4133 times:
Quoting HT (Reply 7): Is the figure for LAS correct?
With this number of pax it should be positioned in #9 i.e. between CDG and AMS ...
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Quoting Waleckdaddy (Reply 15): it is a secondary hub for HP and a mini hub for Southwest: two airlines not even in the top 5!!
What in the world are you talking about? LAS has actually been HP's primary focus for build up lately and is nearing the size of PHX. Also, WN is the number 1 domestic carrier in the US and number 2 or 3 by total passengers in the US, with LAS and PHX being their two largest destinations. Of course they get a lot of passengers.
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B752OS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4074 times:
Quoting Bohica (Reply 21): Quoting Sovietjet (Reply 17):
Can someone explain to me why Atlanta is the busiest?
There is a saying that when a southerner dies and goes to heaven, he must go through Atlanta.
If you look at what DL does out of the airport in terms of service its crazy, they have well over 1,000 daily flights to over 190 destinations. I am sure there are more, someone correct me if that was wrong. ATL is basically a connecting airport, as DL is the dominant carrier in the southern region of the country, I would say its a safe bet to estimate that well more than 50% of the total pax nummbers are connecting passengers. That's not to say that ATL does not have a large amount of a O&D pax, ATL service a large metro area with a ton of big business.