An Empty Gate at CVG (Photo: Chris Kuehl [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

The Death and Rebirth of Memphis (MEM) and Cincinnati (CVG)

Airline hubs are generally not something the kind of place that change much in terms of service. In the United States, given the recent consolidation among airlines, most hub airports will likely stay hubs for their respective airlines for years to come, with only growth or minor downsizing as time goes on. However, this was not the case for Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), as they were “dehubbed” over the past 10-15 years, losing many…