Ever since the letter that Goodwin sent out to all UA employees leaked out, the fate of UA now looks quite negative.
As you all know, DEN is UA's second largest hub, and is very close behind ORD.
Some facts about DEN:
1. Its the 10th busiest airport in the world.
2. Its the 2nd largest airport in the world in terms of acreage and the largest in the US.
3. Its the most expensive airport in the US.
4. 80% of DEN is UA.
5. UA has 60 gates in DEN, a whole concourse plus a little of another.
6. Its UA's gateway to the midwest-west
7. Its outgrown itself in just 5 years.
8. There is not a single empty gate left.
If UA does indeed belly up, DEN will become a ghost airport, and all of the facts I mentioned above will become facts of the past. DEN would become a ghost airport.
I really hope UA doesn't go under as they are my prefered airline to fly in the US, and have had many great experiences.
However, as I said 80% of DEN is UA. Without UA, DEN will drop by 80% in terms of operations.
What do you think will be the future of DEN if UA does indeed belly up? ORD is not a huge issue as it is already heavily served by other airlines and is a hub for AA.
Ever since Goodwin announced this, there have been a lot of rumors going around about CO or DL acquiring the DEN hub.
DL, I can't really see as they have a hub in SLC.
CO I can see since DEN was one of there hubs in the past.
However these are rumors and are most probably not true.
I think its a bit too early to begin to speculate.
So what do you all think will be the future of DEN if UA indeed does belly up? Do you think its hub will be picked up by another major carrier? Or will DEN remain a ghost airport?