There sre a lot of business ties between ATL
and Florida cities. DL
flights have a lot of business travellers, a lot of day trippers between ATL
The demographics of the flights change remarkably throughout the day. With mostly business travellers in the mornings. Leisure travellers in the late mornings. A lot of senior citizens in the late morning. Europeans and British passengers in the afternoon. Residents, leisure and business travellers in the evenings.
It is IT
. The State of Florida contributes at least 25% of revenues to DAL
, Inc. At most airports in Florida, DL
is the #1 carrier. If not at #1, then it is in the top 3.
The location of the ATL
hub makes it ideal for Florida traffic. CLT
would be a great #2, but US has abandoned most of FL
, and is a shadow of what it once was in terms of market share and flights and cities that it flies to.
Most traffic comes from the Northeastern US. A lot of talk about JB
, but DL
draws from many airports in the northeast and all 3 airports in NYC, unlike JB
that has just JFK
and a few cities behind it.