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Largest Non-hub Airport?

Fri Mar 16, 2001 10:01 am

What airport will i be able to see a good amont of aircraft for every major US airline not like EWR being like 80% CO or ATL being 80% Delta.

My guess would have been ORD
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RE: Largest Non-hub Airport?

Fri Mar 16, 2001 10:07 am

ORD? That would not be my first choice. (Lots of AA and UA).

I'd try LAX or JFK. Lots of different carriers/plane types.
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RE: Largest Non-hub Airport?

Fri Mar 16, 2001 10:21 am

First of all, there is no one US airport that gets ALL the (US) airlines. If there was, I'd be the first one there.
So, why not tell us what (airlines, planes) you are looking for, and we can direct you from there.

As for non-hub but with a big variety, I don't know if such an airport even exists because if you want a lot of action and variety, just about every major airport in the country is a hub for SOMEBODY.
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RE: Largest Non-hub Airport?

Fri Mar 16, 2001 10:26 am

I would say that Orlando but then again it gets a a lot of Delta traffic . I could also mention Ft Laurdale and what about Portland with the Delta hub being dismantled there .
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RE: Largest Non-hub Airport?

Fri Mar 16, 2001 10:27 am


those are the largest non hub airports I can think of where no one carrier has over 60% of the traffic.
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RE: Largest Non-hub Airport?

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RE: Largest Non-hub Airport?

Fri Mar 16, 2001 10:34 am

MIA has no carrier with over 50% of the flights, but American still is way dominant with I think 49% of the flights. Outside of that, United and Iberia have mini-hub operations, but that's it. The rest if a scattering of Latin and European airlines (LTU, SwissAir, Air France, Lauda, Virgin, Austrian, MartinAir, BA, Copa, VARIG, LanChilie, Avianca, Taca, etc.) along with all the big US carriers which mainly only connect to thier hubs (i.e. Northwest only flies MIA-MEM/MSP/DTW/AMS and AmericaWest only flies MIA-PHX/LAS). I would have to say JFK, MCO, and BOS are the biggest without major hubs, even though DL has pretty big operations at all three. ORD has huge UA and AA operations.
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RE: Largest Non-hub Airport?

Fri Mar 16, 2001 11:10 am

Boston definitely is one of the nation's largest num-hub airports, as Delta, American, US Airways, and to a small extent United all operate minihubs out of Logan. There's also the countless airlines that operate shuttles to the major business markets, as well as nearly every European airline out there flies to the Bay Area.

New York JFK is also a large non-hub airport. Delta, TWA, United, American, and British Airways all have sizeable operations. Many third-world airlines(pardon the phrase, but there was none that I could think of) like Biman Bangladesh, Pakistani, and Royal Air Maroc fly to JFK, and most European airlines fly multiple daily flights to the capitals of Europe.

Los Angeles and San Francisco are both dominated by the Big Three, them being Delta, United, and American. They all have numerous daily flights to Hawaii and the Pacific business centers. Both airports have widebody flights to the East Coast business centers.

Honolulu, HI is also a largely non-hub airport, although Hawaiian and Aloha are both based there. They tend to only operate shuttle flights within the Hawaiian Islands and a few flights to the West Coast. These don't really compare to the widebodies flown by major American and Asian airlines to Honolulu.
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RE: Largest Non-hub Airport?

Fri Mar 16, 2001 11:32 am

If you define hub airport as where one or two airlines dominate over 60% of the traffic out of the airport, then only one airport really applies in California: SFO, where UA has a huge hub operation.

LAX is not a hub airport because of the large number of international flights from multiple airlines and the heavy competition between AA, DL and UA on the LAX-JFK route.

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