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2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Wed May 29, 2002 10:45 pm

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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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 1:22 am

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

I love this advanced data...
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 1:29 am

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

Did AA lose alot of market share or is it just me?
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 1:42 am

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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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 1:47 am

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...
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 2:05 am

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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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 2:15 am

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.
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 2:42 am

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%)
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 2:55 am

I think the information provided doesn't count hub airlines' regional partners. Delta plus Delta Connection has over a 90% market share at CVG.
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 3:28 am

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?

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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 3:35 am

The numbers are for the airlines only. No regional partners are included.
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 5:14 am

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?
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 5:21 am

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.
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 6:32 am

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,

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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 6:38 am

ORD... where did you obtain these? Please tell privately by e-mail if you can  Smile
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 6:56 am

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!
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 7:05 am

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
 
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RE: JFK

Thu May 30, 2002 7:19 am

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

CO/EWR - 8,104,161
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 7:23 am

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.
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 10:03 am

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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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Thu May 30, 2002 10:22 am

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
 
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RE: 2001 Statistics: Largest Hub Operations In The US

Fri May 31, 2002 12:06 am

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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