Triley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
I know that Iberia has a hub in Miami for Central American routes and operates quite a few smaller jets from this airport. Are there any other airlines like this operating in the U.S.? As much as I know, there isn't. Do any of you guys think that there will ever be another foreign airline in the U.S. to do this from another airport? Lets just say for example Alitalia at IAH to certain destinations in Central America or Air France at Atlanta to certain destinations in the Carribean? I know Air France has flights from LAX to destinations in the South Pacific but you can't consider it a hub considering the flights originate in Paris.
Afitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
Until bands are lifted I doubt any foreign airline would really consider a hub or focous city in the US. Right now International carriers cant carry US passengers from say MCO-BWI unless their final destination is LGW for instance. In future times, it might be possible for a British Airways flight from LGW to JFK connect in JFK and say go to CMH with people in JFK able to fly to CMH without having a international ticket.
Triley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
I guess focus city was the word that I was looking for. Now that you guys are mentioning these flights from MIA and JFK, I am remembering. I guess what I mean is if any other airlines actually base their jets at a U.S. airport?
El Al 001 From Israel, joined Oct 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
I would say that JFK is a mini hub for El Al;
LY flies from JFK to TLV, MIA, ORD, LAX & YYZ (now not anymore... ), MCO at summer, the airline also used to fly to STN, LHR, BWI, SFO, ATL and BOS from JFK few years ago.
Also for cargo services, LY flies from JFK to TLV, AMS, LHR, ORD, MIA, LAX, and to other destinations once in a while according to demand.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33441 posts, RR: 71
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
Iberia is the only foreign carrier hub in the US. Mexicana is starting a new hub in the US, also at MIA, with new MIA-SDQ service and MIA-BOG/CCS/SAL on the way this year. LanChile also serves 8 destinations in seven countries from MIA, but it's not a hub, because those flights get no feed.
B744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
Are you sure about that? I thought that the NZ flights mentioned above that operate out of LAX are operated by NZ aircraft. They have many other destinations ex LAX that are operated by Star Alliance partners, although these are not shown above.
AirFranceJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 481 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1966 times:
How about El Al. Alot of their flights to LAX, YYZ, etc pass through JFK. At any given time, there is at least one EL AL jumbo on the ground at JFK. They also used JFK as a hub for flights to Baltimore, operated by North American Airlines. The El AL jumbos would come in from Tel Aviv, and would feed the North American 737/757 flights to Baltimore and various other destinations. I'm not sure if this is still the case.