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2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US  
User currently offlineORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

For those interested, here are statistics for 2001 on the largest hub operations in the US:

The first number given is the airline's enplanned passengers, the 2nd their market share.

1. Atlanta/Delta - 26,435,442 (71.7%)
2. Dallas-Ft. Worth/American - 15,580,262 (61.6%)
3. Chicago/United - 13,118,050 (42.5%)
4. Houston/Continental - 11,683,777 (73.1%)
5. Minneapolis/Northwest - 11,269,669 (72.6%)
6. Detroit/Northwest - 10,647,952 (68.6%)
7. Denver/United - 9,975,633 (59.1%)
8. Charlotte/US Airways - 9,331,539 (81.7%)
9. Chicago/American - 9,207,434 (29.8%)
10. St. Louis/TWA - 9,150,395 (69.5%)
11. Newark/Continental - 8,104,161 (53.7%)
12. San Francisco/United - 7,793,533 (48.9%)
13. Phoenix/America West - 7,310,768 (42.2%)
14. Miami/American - 7,265,240 (49.7%)
15. Pittsburgh/US Airways - 7,208,405 (73.1%)
16. Philadelphia/US Airways - 7,058,082 (61.0%)
17. Los Angeles/United - 6,368,063 (22.1%)
18. Cincinnati/Delta - 5,808,851 (68.1%)
19. Salt Lake City/Delta - 5,409,303 (61.8%)
20. Las Vegas/Southwest - 5,290,956 (34.0%)










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User currently offlineAirworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

WOW! Thank you... where did you get this info from?

I love this advanced data...


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

One must notice that Chicago is up there 2 times...

Did AA lose alot of market share or is it just me?


User currently offlineScott4AA From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

I always thought that Delta had a larger presence at DFW vs SLC. But I dont see it on the list.


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User currently offlineAirworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Actually, AA has gained market share through a very large Eagle operation at ORD... I don't know if this takes this into account or not?

Looking at those numbers, it seems as if UA has lost a large amount of market share, from ~46-47% in 1999, to 42.5%... Also, UA's market share at DEN, SFO, and LAX slipped, from 69%, 55%, and 26%...  Sad

The three largest hub operations from this data:

#1

American Airlines
DFW 15,580,262
ORD 9,207,434
STL 9,150,395
MIA 7,265,240
SJU not counted
total 41,203,331

#2

Delta Air Lines
ATL 26,435,442
CVG 5,808,851
SLC 5,409,303
total 37,653,596

#3

United Airlines
ORD 13,118,050
DEN 9,975,633
SFO 7,793,533
LAX 6,368,063
IAD not counted
total 37,255,279


** I'm sure if we had the #s for IAD, United would have higher numbers than DL...


User currently offlineScott4AA From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Why doesnt AA consider JFK, BOS, or LAX hubs? All 3 have more daily flights than SJU, which is considered a hub. Timetable numbers are:

SJU: 126

compared to-

BOS: 133
LAX: 191
JFK: 130



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6465 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Scott4AA,

The number of flights an airline has at a city has nothing to do whether it is designated as a hub. The term hub for a carrier is used when they have a large number of connecting passengers arriving on one flight then departing on another flight. When a passenger arrives in LAX on American what flights is he likely to connect to?
That is why you see most hubs located in an area where they can have flights from 360 degrees. ie:ORD.IAH,ATL,MSP,DTW.


User currently offlineORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

To answer some questions, here is some more data I pulled:

2001:
Washington Dulles/United - 3,993,870 (44.5%)
Dallas-Ft. Worth/Delta - 3,928,377 (15.5%)

As for United, here are some comparisons (don't forget 2001 was impacted by the drop in traffic following 9/11):

Chicago/2001 - 13,118,050 (42.5%) AA - 9,207,434 (29.8%)
Chicago/1996 - 13,563,269 (47.3%) AA - 9,205,632 (32.1%)

Denver/2001 - 9,975,633 (59.1%)
Denver/1996 - 10,421,816 (59.0%)

San Francisco/2001 - 7,793,533 (48.9%)
San Francisco/1995 - 8,856,204 (57.2%)

Los Angeles/2001 - 6,368,063 (22.1%)
Los Angeles/1996 - 5,856,235 (27.0%)

Wash Dulles/2001 - 3,993,870 (44.5%)
Wash Dulles/1995 - 2,813,226 (52.6%)


User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2281 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

I think the information provided doesn't count hub airlines' regional partners. Delta plus Delta Connection has over a 90% market share at CVG.

User currently offline0A340 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Yes, that's a keen obervation. Connection/Feed flights are primarily into hubs - without them a lot fewer would exist.
Is there a way to have all this data?

George


User currently offlineORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

The numbers are for the airlines only. No regional partners are included.

User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3474 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

That's awesome that Delta has MORE passengers from Atlanta than American & United have combined from Chicago! Delta at Atlanta in 2001 had about 650 departures compared to United at Chicago having about 430 and American having about 350. Though UA/AA had 780+ departures, why did Delta still carry more passengers having 130 less departures?

User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6606 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Easy answer SESGDL, DL pumps a lot more widebodies through ATL. Look at all those widebodies DL sends to MCO,TPA,PBI,etc. DL also sends widebodies to secondary destinations like BDL.

User currently offlineRogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2667 times:

This is great info, ORD. I love it when people post facts and statistics, and these will solve or decide a lot of arguments. Great job.

kind regards,

RogueTrader


User currently offlineAirworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2663 times:

ORD... where did you obtain these? Please tell privately by e-mail if you can  Smile

User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2030 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2659 times:

Excellent thread this is! On a sidenote, at times in this forum people assert that DL's and AA's JFK "hubs" are almost comparable to CO's EWR hub. The obvious question therefore is, how come those hubs are not listed above?

To piggyback on what another person said, DL's ATL is impressive!


User currently offlineORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2654 times:

I'm glad most people here seem to enjoy these stats. They are from a source called Aviation Daily. I believe this is available both via email and hard copy, but at a fairly high subscription price. I am not a subscriber, but I do have access to articles via a password-protected database. Unfortunately I cannot give out the password.

Aviation Daily just did an analysis of Delta's DFW hub (and its decline) for those interested. Here are some numbers:

Annual departures
2001: 42,789
1995: 74,598

Daily departures
2001: 117
1995: 204

Enplanned passengers
2001: 4,418,431
1995: 6,191,123

Seats
2001: 6,942,434
1995: 11,407,551

RPMs
2001: 4,331,664
1995: 5,631,212

ASMs
2001: 6,417,675
1995: 9,654,994

Load factor
2001: 67.5%
1995: 58.3%

Nonstop stage length
2001: 889
1995: 801

Estimated transferring passengers
2001: 2,928,869
1995: 5,682,803

Daily transferring passengers
2001: 8,024
1995: 15,569


User currently offlineORD From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2645 times:

DL/JFK - 2,085,305 (14.9% share)
AA/JFK - 2,755,984 (19.7%)

CO/EWR - 8,104,161


User currently offlineDr.DTW From United States of America, joined May 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2635 times:

I have the following daily departure data for NW's operations at MSP and DTW from last summer. I was quite surprised that MSP was listed ahead of DTW. I think this data illustrates how not including the commuter operation can effect the ranking system.

DTW:
NW: 372
NW commuter regional jet: 69
NW commuter turboprop: 129
Total: 570


MSP:
NW: 385
NW commuter regional jet: 47
NW commuter turboprop: 109
Total: 541

I'm sure over the last year, the number of regional jets has increased, and with DTW's new terminal and runways, I'm the overall numbers will be higher as well.


User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5249 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Very interesting data, thank you! So, if this data does not include the airline's regional partners, does any have any info as to the number of flights operated by these airlines at their partner's hubs?


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User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Like everyone else says thanks for posting this. Do u have any more data like this on this subject or any other please post.

so hears the question what hub strategy works better? Delta where they have one Mega hub Atlanta and just one or two others or having four or five smaller hubs like AA, UAL, Co etc


User currently offlineScott4AA From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

The problem with Delta's huge hub at Atlanta is: When a big thunderstorm over ATL, Delta's system is compeletly out of wack.


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