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Why Is Charlotte, NC Such an Awesome Airline Hub?

Why Is Charlotte, NC Such an Awesome Airline Hub?

October 3rd, 2018

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Issue Summary

As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas last month, Charlotte appeared to be in its crosshairs, after whatever devastation it might cause along the coast. In the end, the storm did devastate the coast and beyond but caused surprisingly little disruption at American’s Charlotte hub. And in airline terms, anyway, that was very good news. Because in terms of passenger volumes transiting an airport, it’s difficult to think of a hub closure more disruptive to the broader air transport system than a hub closure in Charlotte.

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