Atcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4263 times:
Im hoping you will be able to add MCI to that list of top ten airports soon. They are taking over 6 or so gates and I believe they will have a total of 13. Could this translate into 130 flights a day for MCI.
At 130 flights a day could it be called an important station (hub) in the SW system?
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4202 times:
Dont forget about MSY.... aside from WN's previous 8 gates, they've just purchased 5 from CO and plan to take 8 from NW & US as soon as they can be facilitated in the west terminal! As that happens, MSY will rival PHX for most WN gates of any airport
Futureatp From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4069 times:
For those with questions or comments about southwest service at mci. mci used to be in the top ten. Southwest actually pulled back service a little or just stopped expanding while expanding else where. I think due to the fact they started transcon or at least longer segments with the-700. But with vanguard gone, and what appeared to me was reworking security at the southwest gates at mci to make connecting thier easier, I look for a southwest expansion at mci.
I was in terminal B 2 weeks ago at mci flying on delta. The newly redone terminal interior looks very impresive to me.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4037 times:
I've known that PHX has been the busiest WN city almost from the start but BWI and LAS come as a bit of a surprise. I truly would have thought that HOU was still a close second. Oh well, I no longer have the time or desire to read timetables monthly. Do hard copies even exist anymore?
AsianaAirlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 198 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4008 times:
I heard that in 5 years from now, Baltimore will be Southwest's largest city with the most daily departures. Southwest is for sure conquering BWI. I remember a couple of years back, they only had 2 or 3 gates!
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3827 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3995 times:
Maybe SWA will get more gates at HOU when the construction is finished???
Yes, they will. I keep hearing that their new concourse, which was originally supposed to have been completed in October 2002, should be opening in a few weeks. When Southwest moves over they will occupy all 24 gates.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3992 times:
WN in MCI has 8 gates. If they are adding six, as previously stated, then it will bring them up to 14, which will be one of their largest (by gates). Currently, most WN flights at MCI are scheduled in banks of 4-8 aircraft, and they total at (last count I had) 78 flights per day.
In reality, all WN cities are hubs. Some are far more important, but others are not. The fact is, you can end up making a connection ANYWHERE on the WN system. So to say that WN is point-to-point is true, but in fact it is a "multi-mini-hub system". No small stations, just a bunch of medium-sized ones with a few large ones in strategic locations.
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DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4506 posts, RR: 33
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3985 times:
Southwest's BWI hub is a juggernaut that's going to grow a *lot* more in the next five years, as noted. A week or two ago LoneStarMike posted an article from a major WN-market newspaper about their growth strategy at BWI. BWI is building a 26-gate expansion for WN.
A big reason that BWI is slated to grow so much, is that there isn't another airport so perfectly suited to WN on the East Coast. It's located in a huge O & D market; it's excellently located for north-south and some east-west connections in a densely populated part of the USA; and finally, it's a big and underserved airport in a huge market.
Also not to be forgotten: the State of Maryland runs BWI, and has sunk big bucks to expand it for WN (US squatted for years on old Piedmont gates to thwart WN; MD gave them the finger and expanded WN's concourse). BWI also has far fewer NIMBY problems because of being state-operated.
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