Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1717 times:
First of all, there is no one US airport that gets ALL the (US) airlines. If there was, I'd be the first one there.
So, why not tell us what (airlines, planes) you are looking for, and we can direct you from there.
As for non-hub but with a big variety, I don't know if such an airport even exists because if you want a lot of action and variety, just about every major airport in the country is a hub for SOMEBODY.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
MIA has no carrier with over 50% of the flights, but American still is way dominant with I think 49% of the flights. Outside of that, United and Iberia have mini-hub operations, but that's it. The rest if a scattering of Latin and European airlines (LTU, SwissAir, Air France, Lauda, Virgin, Austrian, MartinAir, BA, Copa, VARIG, LanChilie, Avianca, Taca, etc.) along with all the big US carriers which mainly only connect to thier hubs (i.e. Northwest only flies MIA-MEM/MSP/DTW/AMS and AmericaWest only flies MIA-PHX/LAS). I would have to say JFK, MCO, and BOS are the biggest without major hubs, even though DL has pretty big operations at all three. ORD has huge UA and AA operations.
Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Boston definitely is one of the nation's largest num-hub airports, as Delta, American, US Airways, and to a small extent United all operate minihubs out of Logan. There's also the countless airlines that operate shuttles to the major business markets, as well as nearly every European airline out there flies to the Bay Area.
New York JFK is also a large non-hub airport. Delta, TWA, United, American, and British Airways all have sizeable operations. Many third-world airlines(pardon the phrase, but there was none that I could think of) like Biman Bangladesh, Pakistani, and Royal Air Maroc fly to JFK, and most European airlines fly multiple daily flights to the capitals of Europe.
Los Angeles and San Francisco are both dominated by the Big Three, them being Delta, United, and American. They all have numerous daily flights to Hawaii and the Pacific business centers. Both airports have widebody flights to the East Coast business centers.
Honolulu, HI is also a largely non-hub airport, although Hawaiian and Aloha are both based there. They tend to only operate shuttle flights within the Hawaiian Islands and a few flights to the West Coast. These don't really compare to the widebodies flown by major American and Asian airlines to Honolulu.