The post of Lindy field asks:
Did Republic inherit any sort of hub structure from Hughes Airwest? What sort of operations did they run from Phoenix?
Republic's timetable dated September 5, 1984 (four years after Hughes Airwest was acquired) shows that Phoenix was one of its six hubs at the time. The others were MSP, DTW, MEM, ORD, and ATL. Mini-hubs or focus cities were LAS, HOU, MKE, BNA and MCO.
From PHX in September, 1984, Republic offered 58 daily departures. Airports served non-stop were: BUR, ORD, DSM, DTW, FAT, HOU, MCI, LAS, MZT, MEM, MSP, OAK, OMA, ONT, SNA, PDX, PVR, SMF, SAN, SFO, SJC, and TUS. By comparison, the same timetable shows 118 daily departures from MSP featuring non-stop service to 39 cities.
By November, 1985, Republic had consolidated its hub operations down to MSP, DTW and MEM.Click for large version
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