United adds flights at Cincinnati/N. Ky. airport

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.bizjournals.com/louisvil...12/06/united-adds-flights-at-cincinnatin.html

    United Airlines is expanding service between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Newark, N.J., and Houston, Texas, effective today.

    The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that the airline, owned by United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL), will eliminate twice-daily flights between Cleveland and the Covington, Ky., airport, starting July 12.

    United will increase its daily flights between Cincinnati and Newark to six, from four, and will add a second flight on Saturdays. It also will add six weekly flights to Houston boosting total daily flights from three to four.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/louisvil...12/06/united-adds-flights-at-cincinnatin.html
     
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    Good for CVG! :)
     
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    Are we seeing a focus for expansions at exCO hubsn? Right now ORD has good CVG coverage, but DEN and IAD have only 2 flights a day each, SFO nothing.
     
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    That probably has a lot more to do with analysis of UAs route performance to date out of CVG benchmarked against DL's hub structure, reach, and route network.

    Or maybe it's a total spite move by the sCO management team to slowly tear down the sUA business one route at a time. Yeah, I'm sure it's the latter because UA operates like a middle school clique and not a multi-billion dollar publicly held company with sophisticated analytic techniques that makes rational business decisions.
     
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    Considering the recent expansion at the DEN hub, I'm not sure if that observation really holds. I think it's just a matter of improving CVG access to UA traffic flows.

    - Additional IAH service provides CVG better access to Latin America and the Southwest
    - Additional EWR service improves access to transatlantic markets and strong local CVG-NYC market.
    - Westbound flows are well-accommodated with 8x/day ORD service and supplemented by 2x DEN
    - IAD flights are timed to meet the inbound/outbound transatlantic banks. CVG-WAS local market preference is overwhelmingly for DCA/BWI vs. IAD.
    - CLE service is redundant with more extensive options out of ORD and limited local market. Even DL does not serve CLE-CVG.

    The addition of the local legacy United FF base at CVG probably necessitated this capacity increase.
     
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    This doesn't explain why they announced a drawdown at IAH, and an expansion at DEN.
     

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