Monday, August 03, 2009

hub-less Cincinnati

Down river Cincinnati is seeing it's airline hub operation decline. See: Cincinnati hub is shrinking from the Atlanta Journal Constitution yesterday. See also the obligatory mention of now hub-less Pittsburgh. We are like the poster child of lost airline service it seems.

Also from our Ohio neighbors... the folks in Dayton decided to do something about being named on Forbes list of 10 fastest dying cities... a list we once would have been near the top of. That we are not mentioned is something. But they have reacted with a 'living cities' symposium meeting in Dayton.

and while city county stuff continues to be talked about here, Cleveland is discussing its own version of reforming their government structure.


Anonymous DBR96A said...

Join the frickin' club, Cincinnati!

Thursday, August 06, 2009 7:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: the hub. That's Mike Boyd. Everytime someone wants to talk about poor airline hub economics, he's the goto guy from some reason. And he seems to have a special zeal for using PIT as an example. Just like PHL and PIT for US Air, The new Delta doesn't need two hubs only 300 miles apart. Detroit is bigger. Current airline thinking is that a huge population base is necessary for a profitable hub. So Detroit prevailed. The more ironic thing is that our fair city's economy hasn't collapsed with the departure of the hub; the expert Boyd, it seems to me, is one of those who believe that a reduction in hub service means the death knell for your city's economic prospects.

Friday, August 07, 2009 6:23:00 AM  

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