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US airline hubs: Some are stronger than others

7-Aug-2009

A few weeks ago I examined some possible reasons for the perpetual weakness of US carriers. One partial explanation was the great number of hub cities vying for the same traffic. Then last week, there was an in-depth examination of Denver and the potential effects of a Southwest/Frontier merger on that United stronghold. [1210 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Legacy hubs: a shifting force
  • The leading features of hubs
  • Some surprises!
  • The key international gateways

Graphs and data:

  • Chart 1:  Hubs in The US: Nonstop International Service   
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