I guess it's because it's a gold mine for NW
. Plus, unlike Grand Forks, ND, where you can fly to one city (MSP
) several times per day, NW
flies from more of the U.S. to NRT
than any other U.S. airline.
Additionally, from NRT NW
flies to more of Asia (and second to 'Continental Micronesia' to Micronesia) than any non-Japanese airline.
Strangely enough, NW
also considers AMS
a hub. They fly from anywhere and everywhere from the U.S. T O AMS
, but only to India B E Y O N D AMS
Perhaps the codesharing from AMS
to practically every KLM destination in Europe, Africa and the Middle East also make it reason enough to be considered a hub?
I guess CDG
will soon enough be considered 'hubs' as well! (Once NW