STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16825 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3640 times:
Laguardia is taking a bigger hit than EWR or JFK, the economic meltdown and the collapse of the Investment banking community is going to take a while to recover. Thankfully there is more to the Region's business community besides Investment banking, as Jim Cramer likes to point out the Pharmaceutical industry is pretty much recession proof.
Amazing that all three major New York airports, all three Washington area airports, *and* Philadelphia International airport are on this list. That's a lot of capacity in one relatively small geographic area.
I'm guessing that's because all of these airports are hubs, all offer O&D flights, and all offer connecting traffic to clients.
Charles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3296 times:
Is it accurate to state that hubs/larger airports fared better than smaller ones because they tend to receive more international flights which have seen fewer cuts (and even gained)? There are several threads of Int'l service cuts, though, so it's only a matter of time until those changes are reflected.
Still, very interesting data, and even with the cuts that's still a lot of flights in the air!
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3276 times:
Interesting reading, thank you for posting!!
Good for a chuckle in some cases - a couple of airports were up 200+%...Prescott, AZ, and Pullman, WA...well, at least somebody is getting new air service!!
Miami appears to be the only big airport to be growing - up 4%. After that, the next biggest airport NOT to be shrinking is Burlington, VT, which saw a 0% growth.
Seeing the statistics on BFL is still surreal - a metropolitan area approaching 800,000 people, and it has virtually no service. To add an addendum to the old phrase, "...if you build it, they will come...but they won't stay!!"
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