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Shifting Routes in the Airline Industry

Shifting routes reflect the changing economics of the airline industry. Business hubs in Asia and the Middle East are strong. European and U.S. leisure routes ain't.

Routes Added

China Eastern Airlines: Shanghai - Copenhagen
Continental: Newark - Shanghai
Emirates: Dubai - Los Angeles
Etihad: Abu Dhabi - Moscow
Gulf Air: Bahrain - Hyderabad
Shanghai Airlines: Shanghai - Mumbai
United: Washington, D.C. - Dubai
Virgin Blue: Brisbane - Denpasar (Bali)

Routes Cut

American: Chicago - Honolulu
Austrian Airlines: Vienna - Chicago
BMI: London - Ankara
Continental: Newark - San Jose
Delta: Orlando - New Orleans
Lufthansa: Düsseldorf - Marseille
United: Washington, D.C. - San Jose
US Airways: Charlotte - Guatemala City

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