The big shift: How the pandemic forced US airlines to revamp networks

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Los Angeles airport

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Carriers are now deploying jets on numerous new “point-to-point” routes that connect secondary cities to leisure destinations. Such flights bypass major hubs – a strategy departing starkly from that of the heady pre-Covid years, when carriers centralised nearly all their operations at handfuls of major hubs. 

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