Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3226 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1482 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.
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (15 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1460 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.
Sp-deluxe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (15 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1437 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
TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3145 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (15 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1401 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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AluminumShower From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (15 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1414 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)
Woxof From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (15 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1395 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....
Derico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4341 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (15 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1395 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)
-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.
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: 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
: 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
: 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