Transport: Airport Hubs - To Be or Not to Be

Airport hubs are highly important for country’s economy. They are the gate to the world outside. Let’s have a look at the latest developments at Denver, Mumbai or even Lima airports.


Online Booking and Web Check-In Popular at Mumbai International Airport

Theodore Slate

A global benchmark survey of leading airport hubs has found that the rates of online booking and web check-in are among the highest in the world at Mumbai International Airport. The 4th annual SITA/Air Transport World Passenger Self-Service Survey (PSS) found that the preference for online booking was higher (77.9%) among Mumbai passengers than at any of the six international gateways included in this year's survey. The actual usage rate was 65.9% among those interviewed which is above the gl...

Denver International Airport: The Primary Economic Engine for Colorado

Pat Hyland

A strategic location, strong airline competition and a robust local economy—these are the three main reasons Denver International Airport (DEN) has fared the recession better than many other major airports in 2009. DEN is the fifth busiest airport in the US and the 10th busiest in the world. With over 20 airlines serving 161 nonstop domestic and international destinations, DEN continues to grow in importance not only as a major domestic hub but also as an international gateway into Denve...

The Economic Benefits of Britain's Global Gateway

Larry Brain

Heathrow is one of the UK’s most important economic assets. It is the busiest international airport in the world and plays a unique role as the UK’s only hub airport. Heathrow’s route network stretches around the planet, with 90 airlines serving 180 destinations. Two-thirds of all long-haul flights in the UK depart from Heathrow and seven out of the top ten business routes in the world have Heathrow at one end. It acts as the UK’s gateway to the global economy and gives...

Lima: The South American Hub Airport

Denise Chen

Peru’s privileged geographical location at the center of the South American continent, and that of the capital, Lima, on the central coast and at sea level, have combined to make this city the region’s most important interconnection center. Today, Lima is the South American hub airport for two airlines that are not based in Peru – LAN and TACA – with turnaround times of 30 and 45 minutes. Also, both of them have registered 24% and 33% operational growth respectively ove...