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Old 02-14-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Although I don't think Atlanta should be concern about Charlotte Douglas International airport right now. If the US Air and American merger is approved by the Department of Justice and Charlotte receives a significant increase in new flights. I believe Atlanta would have to look at new options about expanding Hartsfield to six runways, and explore the second airport idea to stay ahead of Charlotte. Yes Charlotte will be the second largest hub of the World Largest Airline if the deal is approved.

From Piedmont to parallel runways: How Charlotte's airport got so big | WCNC.com Charlotte
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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No need to compete with Charlotte over an airport IMO.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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No need to compete with Charlotte over an airport IMO.
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It is no secret that a major airport is the most important factor on the economy of a region. It not about competing with Charlotte, but Atlanta can not ignore the fact that Douglas airport will be significantly different in Status, if American Airlines decides to focus resources toward its second largest hub.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:50 AM
 
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Lol, when they gain 50,000,000 more passenger traffic each year, come back and create this thread. They are 6th in the number of take off and landings but not even top 20 in passenger traffic. That's what sets Atlanta apart from the rest.

World's busiest airports by passenger traffic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Keep in mind, the 80,000,00 number is only from Jan - Oct, so it's likely ATL will end up with 95,000,000 passengers when preliminary and final figures are out.

No need to compete with Charlotte. They're still miles back in the race to the finish.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Lol, when they gain 50,000,000 more passenger traffic each year, come back and create this thread. They are 6th in the number of take off and landings but not even top 20 in passenger traffic. That's what sets Atlanta apart from the rest.

World's busiest airports by passenger traffic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Keep in mind, the 80,000,00 number is only from Jan - Oct, so it's likely ATL will end up with 95,000,000 passengers when preliminary and final figures are out.

No need to compete with Charlotte. They're still miles back in the race to the finish.
You missed one key thing I said. If American decides to increase resources at Douglas, both their passengers and flight ranking will increase. Of course I can see the difference presently. I'm talking about the future.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Charlotte-Douglass https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Charl...e,+NC&t=h&z=14
3 parallel N-S runways and 1 crossing runway. 5 terminals. No mass transit connection to the central city.
Hartsfield-Jackson https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Harts...gia+30337&z=14
5 parellal runways, 7 mid field terminals all connected by the Plane Train. Mass transit connection to central city.
ATL>>>CLT
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have always enjoyed their airport code.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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Also Atlanta's second largest carrier Southwest is dismantling Air Tran Hub status. Before the merger Air Tran daily flight per day were at 220. Southwest Airlines as of today have lowered that number to 188. A loss of 32 flights out of Atlanta. Oh yeah no need to watch if Douglas continues to grow.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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Atlanta is not under attack. There's nothing to respond to.

Hartsfield is already has a ton of traffic.

This is airline logistics, not just business.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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Yep. This is a very silly, booster-ish post.

Whoever posted this used 3rd grade logic and didn't do any real analysis.

Even if American maxed out Charlotte's airport, it would reach half of Atlanta's traffic. Charlotte would have to spend billions and and 15-20 years to get where Atlanta is now.

Charlotte is the THIRD option hub for US Airways, behind Phoenix and Philly.

American hubs are Dallas, Miami, New York, and LA. Don't see Charlotte growing too much as a hub. Heck, it may go down and they'll route more flights through Dallas.
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