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Which Airline Owns The Biggest Hub?  
User currently offlineCometII From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 302 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Just like the Topic Question asks, does anyone know which airline has the biggest hub in the world? I have no idea, my very wild guess...maybe UA in ORD??

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Again, we need to clarify what you mean by "biggest":
Most flights per day?
Most pax in a day?
Most number of cities served?


User currently offlineCometII From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Well, since you put it that way...I would like to know the biggest hub in all of the cattegories!!    

User currently offlineDLMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

In both the fields of flights and Pax, the answer is Delta Air Lines, and their hub in Atlanta William B. Hartsfield International -

Atlanta is the single most important hub in the world, largely due to the fact that Delta is the biggest airline in the world in terms of Passengers Carried.

Hope this helps.



DLMD-11.


User currently offlineTariq From Canada, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

i would say over all is Fedex in MEM of the amount of flight and trafic and since Fedex holds the largest fleet in the world ,the latest figure was 619+ airplanes.
best rgrds


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

I agree with Delta/ATL. Last I heard, Delta had over 600 flights a day out of ATL.

Regarding FedEx...their fleet of 619 airplanes may be biggest in the world (I don't know), but a lot of them are Cessna Caravans that wouldn't get all the way back to MEM. I'm reasonably certain that the HNL based Caravans used for Hawaii interisland flights don't leave the state...that's what the MD-11s are for.


User currently offlineDLMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

You may well have a very good point - or if not FedEx then UPS & Louisville is certainly somewhere in the top - bar the whole passenger carrying lark......

Never thought of the Cargo Airlines!




DLMD-11.


User currently offlineDLMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

You may well have a very good point - or if not FedEx then UPS & Louisville is certainly somewhere in the top - bar the whole passenger carrying lark......

Never thought of the Cargo Airlines!




DLMD-11.


User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

everbody knows it is delta in atlanta 600+ and counting

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User currently offlineFlying_727 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

I did some checken and DELTA has 87 gates it operates at ATL, UNITED only has aprox 68 gates at ORD.
so is terms of gates it is delta ( I didn't look at cargo Airlines)

thanks
flying_727


User currently offlineDoug From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

at the most united has 500 and change in chicago if i remember it is around 450-470.delta has over 600 not even close as far as united at ord is concerned

User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

The last time I checked, the cargo airlines didn't use gates. =)

If more passengers go through ATL each year, that most likely shows that Delta has the strongest hub. I understand that AirTran has a large presence at ATL, but I don't think it's that significant when you consider that the traffic at ORD is split between AA and UA. I'm not saying that it's a 50/50 split, but a reality check says that Delta has that one covered.


User currently offlineAcvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Delta with it's partners and alliances...

ie ASA,South African, Air France Aeromexico Air Jamaica etc etc operates the largest hub in ATL

Not that I happen to enjoy ATL.... LOL



User currently offlineJetBlue A320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

FedEx, based out of MEM, also has a major hub in IND (IND is the #1 fastest growing cargo airport in the world).



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User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

ATL is the busiest hub, with 625 mainline Delta departures alone. DFW for AA comes in second, with about 525 mainline departures. ORD for UAL comes in third, with 475 mainline.

BTW, the mkt share @ ORD is roughly as follows: 47%UAL, 35% AA, 17% everyone else. This makes sense as UA have 475 mainline and AA have about 330-350 mainline.


User currently offlineSp-deluxe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Since no one puts there answers in the title of the topics i may be repeating what someone has already said but I understand that Air France has the most connections, whether this counts as the biggest i dont know.

They have almost double BA at LHR. But i know that BA carries more people. They have over 7000 connections a day. Is that more than any american airline? considering they spread out their hubs i would think so


User currently offlineDLMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Air France has a big fleet - but only about a third or a half the size of that of Delta and/or United - no competition really....

Altho I believe that CDG is the biggest hub in Europe in terms of connection possibilities...........



DLMD-11.


User currently offlineYwg777 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

My opion is that LAX is a major hub for most airlines in the states. I think it has the most airtraffic in the southwest USA. am I right about this? 8 terminals thats a record.
ywg777


User currently offlineAluminumShower From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

YWG,

LAX may have a lot of flights, but when comparing HUBS, it doesn't even come close! And please don't start on the LAX is a hub for American thing again. It is a hub for United, but not American....


User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

I kmow that Delta owns 5/6 terminals at ATL, and ATL has the most passengers a year, and delta flies the most passengers a year. UAL at IAD, now that' s a hub. UAL owns almost all of the gates at IAD, and is the only airline serving ORD from IAD. I would say that is the most 'massive' hub. Also Delta at CVG is huge.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

AA doesn't even consider LAX a hub.

Jeff


User currently offlineAluminumShower From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

As an example, here are the number of scheduled departures for Thursday, Januuary 20th by eyeballing the published schedules:

UA IAD 113 Mainline (365 with regionals)
UA ORD 429 Mainline (562 with regionals)
UA DEN 283 Mainline (582 with regionals)
UA LAX 208 Mainline (390 with regionals)
UA SFO 228 Mailine (346 with regionals)

US PIT 260 Mainline (502 with regionals)
US PHL 233 Mainline (378 with regionals)
US BWI 80 Mainline (146 with regionals)
US CLT 308 Mainline (463 with regionals)

DL ATL 658 Mainline (894 with regionals)
DL SLC 153 Mainline (255 with regionals)
DL CVG 204 Mainline (507 with regionals)
DL DFW 123 Mainline (187 with regionals)

CO IAH 333 Mainline (508 with regionals)
CO CLE 91 Mainline (281 with regionals)
CO EWR 245 Mainline (351 with regionals)

AA DFW 522 Mainline (776 with regionals)
AA MIA 184 Mainline (263 with regionals)
AA ORD 332 Mainline (490 with regionals)
AA SJU 43 Mainline (134 with regionals)

NW MSP 385 Mainline (489 with regionals)
NW DTW 405 Mainline (521 with regionals)


You get the picture.......


User currently offlineWoxof From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

As far as departures or AC are concerned, FedEx or UPS don't come close to DL in Atlanta. Gates...Are another thing.
On a heavy night, FDX has 120 trunk arrivals in MEM. Not many feeders, but close to 140 in all (hence 140 "gates". UPS at SDF is smaller and more spread out than FedEx, but not by much.
Point is...FedEx only has approx 300 trunk AC and that is more than UPS has...and it behooves both operators to stay away from their respective hubs as much as possible. You can only land so many jets in 2 hours...

If you question the size of either hub (gate-wise), I suggest you look to the north while landing on 27 in Memphis or to the East when on 17L in Louisville. They have more real estate than some cities....


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

And thanks for a wonderfully meaty post. Was that as much work as it looks?

User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4306 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

It is just natural. The day this town becomes real again, it will have the largest hubs in the world. It is just naturally place for flights to:
-Mexico (fast growing airline industry)
-All of the Caribbean (many, many islands & tourists)
-Cuba (someday)
-Central America (still very undeveloped aviation wise)
-South America (Exponential growth expected)
-United States (Still many new flights can be added, there is just no space)
-Canada (Winter birds)
-Europe (To connect Europeans to Latin America, US, Caribbean, still many services to/from Miami to Europe unexplored)
-Africa?? (yes, one day, one day)
-Asia (Room for growth here, since there are no services to Asia from MIA)
-Australia (just for good measure, can't leave my Aussie friends out  )

So, you see, it is destiny. MIA/FLL one day will rule the skies.
Derico



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25 AluminumShower : Thanks for the greeting....It took about 15 minutes to put together the information. I could have included more cities/carriers, but then we are looki
26 Doug : if you were to add mia's numbers and fll together it would be the busiest airport in the world,this arguement is null and void though if nyc and los a
27 Derico : Than New York (very mature market, I think) LAX (5 airports already), & Washington (come on, which one do you think has more growth potential, MIA/FLL
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