Actually, I believe it. MEM is primarily hub traffic, BDL is a broad market with lots of business and leisure traffic, with lots of low-fare airlines. Off the topic, I'd like to see NW start MEM-BDL flights, even with RJs.
BDL had 6,888,031 passengers in 2001, according to the Bradley site at http://www.bradleyairport.com/grow/traffic.shtml. Because BDL is not a hub, almost all but a handful of those pax were O&D traffic.
I found the following about MEM at http://www.regionalairservice.org/airports/index.php:
“Memphis is a hub without large levels of O&D traffic, it exists primarily to provide connections.”
However, I have not found O&D numbers yet. Anyone?
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