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Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 5:07 pm

After reading many diverse opinions about the upcoming US-HP merger, and the varying opinions of the good route network/ bad network, here's my challenge to all. If you were the CEO or the financial investor of a new airline (the rumored Virgin USA??), where would you have your hub/hubs? I guess the basic goals are to service the contiguous 48 states successfully, with the aspirations of international flight and eventually global service. It doesn't necessarily have to be an existing airport, but if you have a preference, let's hear 'em. Good luck, and remember: be nice, you never know who's watching!

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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 5:11 pm

maybe somewhere in the hobby forum?
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 5:12 pm

Or Polls and Preferences...

Suggesting move...
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 5:24 pm

My apologies.. wasn't aware there was a Polls section. Still kinda new at this.
 
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 5:33 pm

Honolulu, HI.
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 5:39 pm

ORD, after the refurbishment...
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 6:03 pm

Virtually the same as American but something would need to be done to create more space and capacity in the airports:

LAX, SEA instead of SFO, ORD, DFW, JFK with LGA ops moved to JFK and Air Rail express to Manhattan, and MIA.

International connections (primarily) to AUS/NZL from LAX, Asia from SEA, Europe and Africa from JFK, South America and Carribean from MIA. DFW and ORD primarily focused on domestic. All hubs could have international flights to other destinations where market exists but primary hub must have the route first (i.e. SEA-NRT would need to be served before the other hubs serve NRT, CDG from JFK before other hubs, etc.).
 
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 7:10 pm

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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 10:03 pm

PIT! EVERYONE likes an airport shaped like an X and has a mall in the middle Wink
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Fri May 20, 2005 11:08 pm

For my VA we operate 4 hubs all small 6-9 gates. My HQ is in MCI because it is close to the center of the lower 48. Mci would be my biggest hub for the same reason as I stated eailer. I have a hub in LAS and go head to head with WN.(and everyone else for that matter) I also have hubs in DCA and TPA.

I have limited my operation to under 50 cities and focus on leisure travel.
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:25 am

I wouldn't have a hub. I'd focus on point to point. Pick the low hanging friut to start, worry about connecting traffic much much later.
 
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:22 am

I have two VA plans at the moment. One of them is for an airline similar to JetBlue, operating out of JFK, with some transatlantic stuff as well, a fleet of 73G, 738, 762 and 332. The other is for a regional airline in Europe, based out of London City, Basel, and one other (Hamburg is a strong possibility), with a fleet of Dash 8s, CRJs, and eventually moving on to bigger types and bigger routes.

One of those plans will be set in motion pretty soon. But I don't know which. Both are intended to be point-to-point airlines, though the JetBlue-style one will inevitably have connections from domestic to international routes (I'm hoping).

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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:00 am

I would have 80 gates at ewr serving over 200 cities world wide

2. tpa 20 gates flying to alot of carribean cities and alot of express routes.

3. stl- 18 gates mostly express

4- lax- 60 gates serving aloy of asian cities plus fra,lhr,ams,mad,fco and cph. alot of 737800 and 757s flying here

5. iah 16 gates- serving mco,mia,fll,tpa,jax,atl,clt,phl,iad,jfk,ewr,bwi,pit,bos,alb,ord,dtw,mem,msy,msp,lax,san,phx,las,sea,den,sfo,slc and alot of texas cities.

focus cities in mco,bos,sfo,las,ord,mia,

I might as welll give u my fleet break down

737500- 50
737700- 80
737800- 140
757- 110
767- 60
777-40
erj135- 45
erj145- 200
atr72- 30 ( all based in tpa being replaced by crj200 )
 
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:43 pm

Quoting COEWR777 (Reply 12):


I might as welll give u my fleet break down

737500- 50
737700- 80
737800- 140
757- 110
767- 60
777-40
erj135- 45
erj145- 200
atr72- 30 ( all based in tpa being replaced by crj200 )

Holy crap that's a big fleet.
 
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:13 am

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 13):
Holy crap that's a big fleet.

60 gates at lax is a kicker and a half.
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RE: Armchair CEO's: Where Would Your Hub Be?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:00 am

I would start small in probably YZF with a fleet of about 4-5 aircraft based there then when I have some cash start another hub in YYC, then expand and add YVR, then if I make lots of money doing that I'd continue expanding by adding YYZ and YUL so I'd eventually be all over Canada and I'd have lots of routes to everywhere and I'd kick Air Canada's ass (insert evil laugh here)

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Embraer 170LR - 30
Embraer 190LR - 10
Embraer 195 - 10
B737-700 - 50
B737-800 - 50
B737-900 - 20
B787 - 40
B777-200ER - 15
B777-200LR - 10
B777-300ER -10


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