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The question is quite simple, but I can elaborate. I fail to see the point in opening a hub as it doubles the gate cost and has no apparent advantages (At least not that I know of). Are there reasons to open one that aren't listed in-game, or are hubs completely pointless?



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Hubs allow you to get connecting passengers, which is a useful thing to help fill up seats on heavily competed routes and can easily break the game in very bad ways.

 

As-well, the doubling of the gate cost will not be a major hassle on your airline once it gets off the ground and you start opening Terminals, so I recommend opening them at the airports you use the most in terms of routes, destinations, and gates.



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They give you connecting passengers (the ones shown in blue). They fill up planes and contribute to earnings and can generate a lot of revenue even with fierce competition.



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If you're looking to boost your reputation by increasing frequency, a hub will fill up more planes because of those connecting passengers.  



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 in very bad ways.

Yes, there is totally no way this can be exploited. Absolutely no way. It's not like people have done it before.



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I do not have a hub yet, although I have connecting passengers... Do hubs just increase them?



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I do not have a hub yet, although I have connecting passengers... Do hubs just increase them?

Are you part of an alliance? If yes, then that is why. Alliances also bring connecting passengers.



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I also have a question... in an old airline that I bankrupted mainly from this, I opened a hub and I wasn't getting any connecting passengers. What's going on? Was it that I had a 100% loadfactor anyway and it wouldn't change?



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I also have a question... in an old airline that I bankrupted mainly from this, I opened a hub and I wasn't getting any connecting passengers. What's going on? Was it that I had a 100% loadfactor anyway and it wouldn't change?

That was probably why. Green pax have priority over blue pax, so green pax will fill seats first.



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I also have a question... in an old airline that I bankrupted mainly from this, I opened a hub and I wasn't getting any connecting passengers. What's going on? Was it that I had a 100% loadfactor anyway and it wouldn't change?

you can’t possibly get many connecting passengers from just one route or a few small routes. You need to be a big airline in order to properly see the effect.
Also have you seen the ultra big airlines in the sandbox worlds with every airport (even small ones) being a hub? They are just trying to make use of the feature, (totally not exploiting it)

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The other benefit of opening a hub is it increases the maximum number of gates you're allowed to lease at that airport before you have to build a terminal - you're allowed to lease 10 at a non-hub airport; if you open a hub that increases to 25.


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The other benefit of opening a hub is it increases the maximum number of gates you're allowed to lease at that airport before you have to build a terminal - you're allowed to lease 10 at a non-hub airport; if you open a hub that increases to 25.

Leasing is stupid especially if you lease that much build a terminal pls




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