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In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. For example, Northwest Airlines had focus city operations at both Milwaukee and Indianapolis, where Northwest served 22 non-hub destinations from Indianapolis (which made 25 total destinations, however, some of these are only served seasonally), while Northwest served 11 non-hub destinations from Milwaukee (which made 14 total destinations, and again some are only seasonal). As of November 2005, Northwest has begun the process of pulling down its Milwaukee focus operations. A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... What is an E-Hub? An Cargo hub is an [Warehouse] that an Transporter, Airline and Shipping Line uses as a transfer point to get Cargo to their intended destination. ... Northwest Airlines (IATA: NW, ICAO: NWA, and Callsign: Northwest) is an airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The City of Festivals, The Brew City, The Cream City, Mil Town, The Nations Watering Hole Location Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: Government County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Geographical characteristics Area 251. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Al Jazeera bombing memo • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Black sites scandal • Conservative leadership race (UK) • Fuel prices • Irans nuclear program • Jilin chemical plant explosions • Kashmir earthquake • Malawi food crisis • Malaysian prisoner abuse scandal • New Delhi bombings investigation • Niger food crisis • North Indian cyclone...


The term focus "city" is somewhat of a misnomer, since it generally refers to an airport rather than a city. For example, US Airways has focus city operations at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, but not at the two other major airports for the New York City region: John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens or Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. A US Airways 737 at Chicago-OHare US Airways is an airline based in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is an airport serving New York City, located on the waterfront of Flushing in the borough of Queens. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: ) °′40. ...


Focus cities are also used in the low-cost airline business. Airlines such as jetBlue Airways and AirTran Airways have focus cities in various markets. For AirTran, a city such as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport would be a hub, since it has over 130 daily departures, but an airport such as Akron-Canton Regional Airport has AirTran flights to 5 cities, which would make it one of its focus cities. JetBlue Airways is an American low-cost airline owned by JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU). ... AirTran Airways (IATA: FL, ICAO: TRS, and Callsign: Citrus) is a low-cost airline based in Orlando, Florida, USA and is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport in the world, with Chicagos OHare as a rival. ... FAA diagram of Akron-Canton Airport Akron-Canton Airport (IATA: CAK, ICAO: KCAK) is a commercial Class C airport located in southern Summit County, Ohio (a very small portion of the 5/23 runway extends into Stark County,) roughly 10 miles southeast of Akron, Ohio, and roughly 10 miles northwest...


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City of Monterey Focus City Briefs - Spring 2006 (719 words)
In February, the City Council authorized a lease to developer Foothill Partners to remodel the existing building, home to a Safeway store for many years, and bring in a Trader Joe’s grocery store and adjoining retail space.
In a focused effort, the City is working with community members in Oak Grove, Villa Del Monte, Casanova-Oak Knoll and Del Monte Grove-Laguna Grande neighborhoods to identify issues and concerns and problem solve collaboratively with the property owners.
This year, the City is holding a series of community meetings, in partnership with neighborhood associations, to identify opportunities and strategies for improvements and upgrades.
Focus city - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (286 words)
In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs.
For example, Northwest Airlines had focus city operations at both Milwaukee and Indianapolis, where Northwest served 22 non-hub destinations from Indianapolis (which made 25 total destinations, however, some of these are only served seasonally), while Northwest served 11 non-hub destinations from Milwaukee (which made 14 total destinations, and again some are only seasonal).
The term focus "city" is somewhat of a misnomer, since it generally refers to an airport rather than a city.
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