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KLM11
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Great / Profitable US Cities For International

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:41 am

What do you think are some of the most profitable USA Cities for Long Haul Interantional Travel? For Me:

1. JFK
2. ORD
3. LAX
4. SFO
5. HUS

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RE: Great / Profitable US Cities For International

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:50 am

HUS? Where is HUS? Did you mean IAH(Houston)?  Wink/being sarcastic

 
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RE: Great / Profitable US Cities For International

Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:07 am

Sorry, I meant IAH

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RE: Great / Profitable US Cities For International

Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:29 am

EWR is a cash cow for Continental and many other international carrier serving the airport.
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RE: Great / Profitable US Cities For International

Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:52 am

SYR  Laugh out loud


In all reality, the airlines only operate in places where they generate buckets full of pure profit- usually, this constitutes the airlines' respective hub. For US Airways, PHL has to be pure gold, and PIT, not so glamorous. CLT, I have no idea. As has been said before, EWR is a cash cow for CO, and IAH is CO's largest hub, so they services have almost got to be profitable (or Gordon would've packed up and left like a bat out of hell). Stand-alone airports for [potential] profitability include BOS, JFK, EWR, MIA (?), SFO, LAX, IAH, DFW, ORD, etc.
 
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RE: Great / Profitable US Cities For International

Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:51 pm

No one knows the exact answers but the airlines, though you are most likely looking at the big three being New York City/Newark, Los Angeles, and Miami. As the largest gateways to each of the three major international travel regions (Europe, Asia, and Latin America/Caribbean, respectivley), they not only provide strong orgin & destination traffic, but are the only connecting points to many destinations.

For example, Miami has the US' only non-stops to Cochambaba, Bolivia, Manaus, Brazil, and Cali, Colombia, among many others. Los Angeles has the only non-stops to Harbin, China, Melbourne, Australia, and Canton, China, while New York City/Newark is the only way to get non-stop to Nice, France, Athens, Greece, and Oslo, Norway, among other examples.
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RE: Great / Profitable US Cities For International

Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:42 pm

No one has mentioned IAD. Despite the fact Indy Air wants to make it a domestic low-fare hub, I bet int'l airlines make money hand over fist serving Dulles and the city of Washington.

Just look at how many foreign carriers fly there, and not just to Europe--TACA & UA to Central & South America, ANA & KE to Asia, plus Ethiopian and Saudi Arabian.

During the summer, UA, BA & VS offer 7-9 daily nonstops just to London. Good luck finding a cheap seat on any of them, or even an open seat at all.
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RE: Great / Profitable US Cities For International

Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:07 pm

I think ATL will be among the TOP 5! We have many reservations via ATL because our passengers appreciate the quite fast and hassle-free immigration procedure for such a big airport!
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