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US Airports That Used To Be Hubs....  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3098 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

What US airports used to be hubs for which airlines?

1) DEN (CO)
2) EWR (PE)
3) JFK (TW, PA)
4) RDU (AA)
5) SYR (PI/ UR)
6) DAY (PI)
7) BWI (PI)
8) STL (TW, OZ)
9) MIA (PA, EA)
10) BOS (NW/ Atlantic Gateway)
11) PDX (DL/ Pacific Gateway)
12) MCI (TW, EA)
13) GSO (CO/ Lite)
14) DTW (RC)
15) MSP (RC)
16) MEM (RC)


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User currently offlineJahckass From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

SJC ( AA, QQ)



User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

Don't forget that MCI also used to be the hub for Braniff and Vanguard. It never really was a hub for TW, just a major destination.

RNO was a hub for Reno Air.

RDU was the base for Midway

MCO was the primary hub for AirTran before its merger with ValueJet.

National was based out of LAS.

Cheers



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

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User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1596 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3308 times:

SJU - Eastern
CLT - Eastern
MSY - PrideAir
ATL - TWA
PHL - Eastern, Midway
IAH - Eastern


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1596 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

IAD - New York Air
GSO - Continental
RDU - Midway
EWR - PeoplExpress


User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1655 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

BNA = American Airlines
MEM = Delta Airlines

Also, I wouldn't put the Republic hubs in MSP, DTW and MEM in the "used-to-be hubs" status, as they all three still exist under the auspices of Republic's merger partner, Northwest. DTW and MSP were North Central hubs before Republic, and Memphis was a Southern Airways hub.



User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

I think DEN was a hub for CO


CB777


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7758 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Here are some obscure ones.

ELP for TI and later CO
PHX for Hughes Airwest and later (though only briefly) for Republic.



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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3728 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3195 times:
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LAX and SLC used to be Western's main hubs.
ATL was also a hub of Eastern.
CLT used to be Piedmont's home base.
EWR used to be Kiwi's hub.
MCI was not a hub for TWA, it was however a maintenace center for TWA.
BWI used to be a hub of US Air.

RDU was the base for Midway: the NEW Midway, the one that had F100's, A320's and NG737's, not the old one. The old one, which had DC-9's and 737-200's, used to have a hub in PHL. Just remember that there have been two Midway's in US airline history.

National was based out of LAS: the NEW National, the one that had 757's, not the old one. The old one used to be based in JFK before merging with Pan Am. Remember also that there have been two National's in US airline history.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

I believe WestAir (besides feeding UA at LAX and SF0) had small commuter aircraft hubs at SMF and FAT.

Fresno (FAT) also was to be the hub for short-lived Air 21.



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

DEN-Stapleton: Frontier #1
ATL: Southern
LAS: Hughes Air West
IAH: National #1
MCI: USAir mini-hub

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4975 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

TPA: NW mini-hub
MDW: Midway
IAD: Presidential
MCO: Florida Express
STL: Air1
IND: USAir mini-hub
DET: Pro Air
ATL: Air Atlanta, TWA mini-hub
CLE: USAir mini-hub
HNL: Mid Pacific



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User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

GSO was also the Eastwind hub.

User currently offlineIFlyMidwExprss From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 160 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

MKE: NW

Although not as large as the MSP/DTW/MEM ops, NW used to fly out of MKE to LAX, SFO, SEA (seasonal), YYZ, BOS, EWR, LGA, PHL, DCA, MIA (seasonal), with a bunch of Mesaba flights to IND, CWA, etc. (In addition of course to their three hubs, which are still served from MKE today.) MKE lost its "mini-hub" status in 1992.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

National was based out of LAS: the NEW National, the one that had 757's, not the old one. The old one used to be based in JFK before merging with Pan Am. Remember also that there have been two National's in US airline history.

I believe the "old" National had its hub at MIA, not JFK.
JFK was the main hub for Tower Air.





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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

CMH served as a small hub for TWA in the early to mid 80's, and also was a mini-hub for USAir in the late 80's early 90's.

User currently offlineTbonecapalbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

TPA used to be a hub for Eastern and National back in the day.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8182 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Cleveland (CLE)- United


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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

How about Seattle -Northwest Airlines.

User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

MDW and LGA were, of course, in their time, hubs for American and others.

Heck, even the DC-10 and L-1011 were designed to be able to operate from LGA...

DAL was also a hub, wasn't it, prior to the building of DFW?

Steve


User currently offlineSoupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

UAL had a large operation at ATL from the 1961 takeover of Capital Airlines until 1978 when all service was pulled, they returned in 1984.
DAL had a super hub at DFW but services have been largely reduced.
Continental Lite had a hub at Greensboro until 1996.
TWA also had a hub at ATL from 1993 to 1995.
Dayton was a hub for Piedmont Airlines from 1982 until the 1989 merger with US Air
Eastern had a hub at Kansas City in 1983 and it was dismantled.
The American Hub at Raliegh/Durham was started in 1986 and dismantled in December 1994. Nashville was an American Hub from 1986 until 1994.


User currently offlineKevin82277 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

CAE used to be hub for now defunct AirSouth

User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4541 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

Well since other smaller "hubs" were thrown out...

TOL for Liberty Airlines, fleet of a few Convair 580s - 1983...now the only hubs here are those of the cargo variety.  Smile



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

Jahckass,

SJC STILL is a hub for AA......

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
25 Dan6681 : Where and when did Presidential Airlines fly?
26 Post contains images Clickhappy : there have actually been 3 National Airlines
27 Redngold : DFW was a Delta hub for some time, right? DTW-- Comair's home and hub before it moved to CVG and became a Delta Connection carrier. MCI -- Air Midwest
28 Post contains links and images CV990A : Wasn't SYR a hub for Empire and Piedmont? View Large View MediumPhoto © Jay Selman
29 Chepos : TWA called SJU a focus city- so it could be said they had a very small hub type of op at San Juan. They even had a connection service to the caribbean
30 Mfricke : SFO - PSA, until they merged with US Air.
31 Zrs70 : CV990A: As mentioned in the original post, yes!
32 Gigneil : COS used to be a hub for Western Pacific and Mountain Air Express (now part of Air Wisconsin). PDX used to be a mini-hub for DL. N
33 CO/ba : Didn't IAD used to be a CO hub before they swapped with UA for was it CLE? Or was it that they inherited from New York Air?
34 CV990A : Zrs70- I'm sorry- I totally missed that! CV990A
35 Post contains images IMissPiedmont : TUS was the hub for Apache, Cochise and Arizone Airways.
36 HlywdCatft : **Nashville was an American Hub from 1986 until 1994.** Are you sure only until 1994? Because I remember going down to Spring Break in 1995 and I woul
37 DCA-ROCguy : Here's another obscure one: Altair Airlines used to hub at PHL, around 1980-82. They flew Fokker F-28's to Rochester, Buffalo, New England, Florida, a
38 Cody : Yes for the most part Continental acquired the IAD hub from New York Air, however they actually had other routes that New York Air never had from IAD.
39 Jsnww81 : The Continental hub at Denver has already been mentioned, but in its day, it was the largest station in the CO system. At its peak in the late 1980s,
40 Elwood64151 : MCI still is a hub for the Air Midwest division of Mesa, operating as USAirways Express. USAir never had a hub operation going there. BUF used to be a
41 Ouboy79 : DTW-- Comair's home and hub before it moved to CVG and became a Delta Connection carrier Not entirely accurate. The bulk of operations when it opened
42 JetService : DET - Pro Air GYY - Pan Am III (or are they still?) FWA - Burlington Northern (freight)
43 Cody : ValuJet-Although they called them focus cities they were hubs for the most part by default.......ATL, IAD, RDU.
44 CO/ba : Cody thanks fo clearing that up.
45 Sccutler : MCI was a hub for Braniff II (the Pritzker iteration), in the 80s after EA's failure. And PanAm had a hub of sorts at IAH, which they abandoned- overn
46 CMK10 : I heard tell that CO was planning on turning LGA into some sort of a hub. What is now the USAirways terminal was originally slated to go to Continenta
47 HlywdCatft : **American Int'l is back - sorta...Kalitta has since gone back to the skies after Kitty Hawk completely disolved most of the operations they picked up
48 TommyBoy : LAS = Bonanza late 50's & 60's SNA = AirCal late '60's & '70's
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