I love looking at maps. Especially maps with aircraft routes. I love trying to trace the lines between cities to figure out from which cities do the flights to a given city originate.
I found this beautiful world map showing the current United airlines international routes. It is a beautifully laid out map with very well laid out routes shown. Check it out…
I could not help but notice a few things (This map only shows international routes):
Latin American routes: Continental had a formidable presence in South and Central America. Look at all the southwards routes originating at Houston and Newark. Great addition to the United routes that were very weak in this region.
New routes: A few interesting routes coming up (shown in red). Houston – Aukland, NZ (IAH – AKL) and Newark – Cairo (EWR – CAI). Both are a first to these countries for United.
Major Hubs: When it comes to international routes, Houston, Washington DC and Newark rock. They seem to have more international flights than the other hubs – Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver. Denver only has hardly any…
What are your thoughts on the map and routes shown? Any factoids I missed that you see? Leave a comment.