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User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

Hello,

Would anyone have some information about these three former Continental Airlines hubs please:

Greensboro (GBO)
El Paso (ELP)
Denver (DEN)





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A Continental Airlines DC-10 at Denver - Stapelton (DEN)



Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

IAD was a former hub too, from the Presidential takeover. Then they moved everything to EWR after they bought People Express.


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User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

(GSO) - Greensboro
I am not sure exactly what information you are wanting. I've been trying to dig up info on this hub, I have no clue how many and what destinations they served.... But Greensboro from 1994-1997 was a hub for Continental Lite. But CO's failed business plan for CO Lite killed the program.


User currently offlineIAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

LAX was the company headquarters for years and years until Lornezo moved them to Houston. Out of all the former bases, only LAX has survived as a crew base and it is only for flight attendants and is very senior. GSO was short lived and served to facilitate the Continental Lite experiment. Express serves GSO now from IAH, CLE, and EWR and you can still see the crew operations etc down stairs under the passanger concourse. All of the yellow lines are still present where the turbo-props were parked when the hub was alive.
ELP was a crew base up until the 90's. As Denver was dropped and Continental started to focus its energies East Bound, ELP was dropped as a base however the service there continues to IAH with both regional jets and mainline aircraft.
Denver/Stapelton was a magniificant site when Continental and United operated hubs there. Continental served most of the ski resorts with Dash 8's and ATR's along with Beech 1900's operatede by Rocky Mountain Airways which was folded into the Express operation later down the road.
It would be nice to see Contiental expand out West again. Many employees here still live and commute from the West Coast to the various bases. HNL and GUM are still active but that is a bit too far West for most.



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User currently offlineIAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Let me correct myself. Dash 7 aircraft were used not dash 8's. We have never operated Dash 8's.



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User currently offlineJonPaulGeoRngo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

El Paso snapshot...Arrivals June 1975
ABQ - 6 n/s 72S
DFW - 2 n/s 72S
DEN - direct
IAH - direct
MCI - direct
LAX - 3 n/s 72S/D10
LBB - 3 n/s 72S
MAF - 3 n/s 72S/720
PHX - 2 n/s 72S
SAT - 4 n/s 72S/720
SFO - direct
TUS - 3 n/s 72S/720
TUL - direct

DEN Snapshot - Arrivals June 1975
Nonstops: ABQ, ORD, COS, IAH, MCI, ONT, LAX, MSY, MAF, OKC, PDX, SEA, ICT, TUL

(no flights to PHX, SAN, SAT or SFO)



User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

During the Lorenzo era, CO had a relatively large hub at DEN. The equivalent of DL at SLC kind of.

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

I was in Denver in 1987 and recall that no two Continental planes looked alike. Some were "New York Air" red, some were in full PEOPLExpress colors with CONTINENTAL in the dark brown stripe, some did not have the dark brown stripe, just the burgundy ones, some looked like Frontier, but had Continental titles and every once in a while, you might even see one in full Continental colors except some had a black logo and some had the red one. Irredardless they had every aircraft type represented from the little short "hot rod" DC-9's to the 747. At that point they flew to just about ever major city in the US and just about every city west of the Mississippi from DEN. I also experienced the GSO hub in 1994. My biggest memory was coming out of the jetway and not being able to move because the small concourse was so crowded with travelers. You literally had to push your way through. I think they only had like five gates maybe, but there were two aircraft parked at each gate. The only aircraft types I saw were the DC-9-30's and the 737 (all series). From GSO they flew as far west as IAH, as far north as BOS, and as far south as MIA.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

At the time of CO's and Texas International's merger in 1982, they operated the following out of DEN and ELP:

DEN-CO: ABQ, BOS, BUR,CPR, ORD, COS, ELP, GJT, HOU, IND, MCI, LAS, LAX, , MIA, MKE, MSP, MSY, LGA, EWR, OKC, OMA,ONT, PHL, PHX, PDX, SLC, SAT, SAN, SFO, SJC, SEA, TUL, IAD, ICT

DEN-TI: AMA, COS, IAH, LBB, SLC

ELP-CO: ABQ, AUS, DEN, LAS, LAX, SAT

ELP-TI: IAH, MAF, PHX, TUS

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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