Articles tagged “hubs”

Delta Will Fly Newest Jets With Fewer Middle Seats on Key Business Routes

Delta Will Fly Newest Jets With Fewer Middle Seats on Key Business Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Who says airlines don't prioritize passenger comfort? As long as carriers calculate passengers are willing to pay for a better experience, they will provide it.

2 months ago

Hub-Airport Era Could See Its Demise With Advances in Long-Range Aircraft

Hub-Airport Era Could See Its Demise With Advances in Long-Range Aircraft

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Spending 16 or even 18 hours on an airplane is one thing. But 20? As a colleague says, "Are we sure it's not better to connect in Dubai?"

1 year ago

3 Charts Showing the World’s Largest Megahub Airports

3 Charts Showing the World’s Largest Megahub Airports

Dan Peltier, Skift

High demand for domestic travel is what's keeping several U.S. airports at the top of the ranking, even if many passengers have to wait several hours in between flights to reach their destinations.

2 years ago

8 Charts Showing the World’s Largest Airport Megahubs

8 Charts Showing the World’s Largest Airport Megahubs

Dan Peltier, Skift

The U.S. is the clear leader for connectivity megahubs as some carriers' hubs get bigger and Americans exhibit increased demand for inter-city business and leisure travel.

3 years ago

US Airways to Skip Birth-City Pittsburgh For Final Flight

US Airways to Skip Birth-City Pittsburgh For Final Flight

Associated Press

The hubbub is about US Airways dissing Pittsburgh, its birthplace, by not stopping there on its ceremonial final flight on Oct. 16. American Airlines says it will skip Pittsburgh because it isn't an American Airlines Group hub.

3 years ago

American and US Air Hub Airports Want To Intervene In Antitrust Case

American and US Air Hub Airports Want To Intervene In Antitrust Case

Associated Press

US Airways and American Airlines, as might be expected, are pulling out all the stops in their efforts to bolster support for the merger, and their closest airline buddies are lining right up for the fight.

5 years ago

Hub overload? American Airlines could erase Philadelphia, GAO says

Despite the rhetoric that the new American Airlines intends to retain the combined airlines' hub lineups, people in Philadelphia are very concerned.

5 years ago

Delta finally cuts its Memphis hub loose, slashing both flights and jobs

Delta finally cuts its Memphis hub loose, slashing both flights and jobs

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

You can't fault Delta for giving up on Memphis, since the city so long ago gave up on itself. It has an enviable position along the Mississippi that it could be using to turn itself into a regional powerhouse, but it lacks the ambition to make it happen.

5 years ago

Delta Air Lines engages United at its Newark hub with new Paris flights

There's nothing like a little competition between major airlines right within their fiefdoms... or hubs, that is. Nice to see, and bring it on.

5 years ago

Tulsa Airport’s nonstop flight plight is a familiar one for small cities

Kyle Arnold, Tulsa World

There's no immediate help on the way for Tulsa and other small-city airports as most airlines are stuck on their hub fixations, dismissing the point-to-point needs of small- and not-so-small town America.

5 years ago

New American Airlines CEO is adamant that Charlotte remain low-cost hub

New American Airlines CEO is adamant that Charlotte remain low-cost hub

Ely Portillo , The Charlotte Observer

It sounds like the new American Airlines plans on staying in Charlotte for awhile.

6 years ago

The new American: state by state effects of airlines merger

The new American: state by state effects of airlines merger

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The new American could be asked to make few divestitures in the merger process with most routes and hubs located in strategic, rather than competing, locations around the U.S.

6 years ago