Focus city

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In the airline industry, a focus city is a destination from which an airline operates several point-to-point routes.[2] Thus, a focus city primarily caters to the local market rather than to connecting passengers.[3][4]

However, with the term's expanded usage, a focus city may also function as a small-scale hub.[2]

Allegiant Air, JetBlue and Frontier Airlines are examples of airlines that consider some of their destinations to be focus cities.[1][5]

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  1. ^ a b "The JetBlue focus cities" (PDF). JetBlue. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  2. ^ a b Mammarella, James (2014). "Airport Hubs". In Garrett, Mark. Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-4522-6779-1. 
  3. ^ Heilman, Wayne (2012-04-20). "Springs is Frontier's new front in battle for Colorado travelers". The Gazette (Colorado Springs). Archived from the original on 2016-05-26. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  4. ^ Mutzabaugh, Ben (2006-03-03). "United adds a 'hublet' in San Antonio". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2016-05-26. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  5. ^ Mutzabaugh, Ben (2014-03-21). "Frontier Airlines tabs Cleveland as newest focus city". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-05-26.