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What are the benefits of opening Hubs?

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I've been playing Airline Empires for a couple of days and have more or less got the hang of it.  One thing I don't fully understand, is how hubs work.   What benefits does paying huge startup costs and double fees for gates give you?



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A hub allows you, in essence, to having connecting traffic between your flights.


So just a simple example, you have a hub in Madrid Barajas, and you fly Paris-Madrid with 100 paying passengers then you offer Madrid-Mexico City. Some of the inbound Paris-Madrid flight passengers may connect to your Madrid-Mexico City flight, due to having a hub.


Most carriers, like Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Delta, United, etc.. all have a hub/hubs that their main goal is to have you fly with them, from your departure point to your arrival via their hub network.




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In game terms, it also increases your maximum gate lease.


Without a hub, you can only lease 10 gates at the airport.

With a hub, you're allowed up to 25.

In either case, if you want to control more gates you have to build a terminal.

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