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Largest Hubs By Departures?

Sat Oct 05, 2002 2:46 pm

What are the largest hubs for airlines by daily departures and how many do the airlines there have?

I know these:

1. Atlanta - Delta +600
2. Dallas - American +500
3. Chicago - United +400
4. ???

Could someone please fill me in?

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RE: Largest Hubs By Departures?

Sat Oct 05, 2002 9:57 pm

I believe that American's DFW hub is still bigger than Delta's ATL hub in terms of departures. American had (pre-9/11) around 750 departures a day while at ATL, Delta's number was somewhere around 610-650. Now, they are probably about the same.

The biggest US hubs are:

1. Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (American)*
2. Atlanta-The William B. Hartsfield International Airport (Delta)*
3. Chicago/O'Hare International Airport (United, American)
4. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Northwest)
5. Denver International Airport (United)
6. Detroit-Wayne County International Airport (Northwest)
7. Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Continental)
8. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (US Airways)
9. Pittsburgh International Airport (US Airways)
10. Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (Delta)
11. Miami International Airport (American)
12. Newark-Liberty International Airport (Continental)
13. Philadelphia International Airport (US Airways)
14. Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (Continental)
15. Memphis International Airport (Northwest)
16. Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport (America West)
17. Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (Alaska/Horizon)
18. Salt Lake City International Airport (Delta)
19. Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport (America West)
20. Port Columbus International Airport (America West)

I am not sure where SFO and LAX fit in. Both are considered UA hubs, but
I would think they are ahead of PHX, LAS, and CMH.

This is just an estimate. My estimate. But I would think it's pretty accurate. Any thoughts?

*Delta also hubs at DFW
*MEM is the main hub for Federal Express
*ORD United is #1, American is #2
*AirTran hubs at ATL
*CLT and PIT are usually tied, with around 500 daily departures

US hubs with 500 or more daily departures include ATL, DFW, ORD, IAH.
US hubs with 300 or more daily departures include DEN, EWR, MIA
US hubs with 200 or more daily departures include CLE, CVG, SFO
 
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RE: Largest Hubs By Departures?

Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:33 pm

I don't know where you get that order like that.

Detroit has more daily departures with Northwest than Minneapolis does. Detroit is also a bigger Northwest hub than Denver is United.

Where's San Francisco with United?
 
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RE: Largest Hubs By Departures?

Sun Oct 06, 2002 1:08 am

Like HlywdCatft mentioned, you've got MSP and DTW flipflopped.

DTW is a busier hub for Northwest than MSP.

Also AA's MIA has nowhere near 300 or more daily departures. It has approximately 245 daily departures with American Airlines, American Eagle, and all One World partners and other code-shares.

If your counting American alone, they have about 190 daily departures.

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RE: Largest Hubs By Departures?

Sun Oct 06, 2002 2:35 am

CLE and PHX are switched. ATL-AirTran should definitely be in there if CMH-AmWest is. There are about 100 more departures difference between the two.

PHL has more departures by US(currently) than MIA by AA.
 
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RE: Largest Hubs By Departures?

Sun Oct 06, 2002 2:40 am

I believe that American's DFW hub is still bigger than Delta's ATL hub in terms of departures. American had (pre-9/11) around 750 departures a day while at ATL, Delta's number was somewhere around 610-650. Now, they are probably about the same.

Well, counting American Eagle for AA and not counting Delta Connection for Delta will kind of skew the statistics, don't you think? Delta has around 650 mainline departures a day at ATL, and if you add DCI in there, it pushes it up into the 850-900 range.
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RE: Largest Hubs By Departures?

Sun Oct 06, 2002 5:26 am

As of Sept 2002,
Hub, AA, AE =total daily departures
ORD 350, 175 =525
As of June 2002
MIA 181, 55 =236
SJC 55, 90 =145
STL 276, 163 =439
as of Feb 2001
DFW 522, 235 =757

Numbers from AMR Corporate Website @
 
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RE: Largest Hubs By Departures?

Sun Oct 06, 2002 7:18 pm

Here's a list from my own files and from above contributions. Mind you, these are the numbers of departures for a particular airport/airline combination, and include mainline, express, and code share flights as per summer timetable 2002:

USA
ATL-DL: 879
DFW-AA: 757
DTW-NW: 546
MSP-NW: 541
ORD-AA: 525
STL-AA: 439
EWR-CO: 362
MEM-NW: 253
MIA-AA: 236
SJC-AA: 145

Still looking for:
UA: ORD, DEN, IAD, SFO
DL: SLC, CVG, DFW
US: PHL, CLT, PIT
CO: IAH, CLE
HP: PHX


Europe
CDG-AF: 427
FRA-LH: 418
AMS-KL: 333
MUC-LH: 306
LHR-BA: 287
ZRH-LX: 231
LGW-BA: 161

Still looking for:
ORY-AF
MXP-AZ
MAD-IB

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RE: Largest Hubs By Departures?

Sun Oct 06, 2002 9:21 pm

Hey, I always maintained my figures were an estimate and yes, I agree that DTW is actually a bigger hub for NW than MSP.

LAX for UA is more of an O&D hub than a true connecting point, apart from its Pacific flights, which connect to transcons and other domestic flights at LAX.

While SFO is a hub for UA, it is less of a connecting point for the airline than either DEN, ORD, or even IAD.

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