As said before EWR
is much of the reason. It has a huge O/D market to draw from. Although it might not be in New York, it draws a lot of traffic. Also it has the connection opportunities and is almost perfectly located geographically for a hub to Europe.
tries to offer service at JFK
but struggles with connections because JFK
is an international airport with little domestic presence (minus JetBlue, but not that many people go from JetBlue onto international flights compared to CO
) because of its proximity to LGA
only has limited connections, which causes more difficulty in starting new routes up. UA
also has potential, but it has a smaller east coast presence, IAD
is not as perfectly located and most of all IAD
draws off of a lot smaller O/D market to sustain the flights.
are perfect for expansion to Europe. CO
is also an interesting story. The ERJs are proving themselves to work internationally. HP
are doing a good job of the small niche markets across the border.
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