AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6374 posts, RR: 23 Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4136 times:
Alaska is planning to really beef up its operations in Los Angeles. We were operation 35 flights from 4-5 gates there at one point. No adding GEG,RNOQX flights,we have more gate an will be roughtly 40 flight from 10 gates when able.
So I was wondering, what is the most flights you have seen operated from the least amount of gates? I'm guessing Southwest will top the list.
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Although RDU has no more gates available, Southwest officials are confident that the airport's planned expansion of Terminal A will be enough to meet the airline's needs beyond its current two gates.
"We can put a lot of flights on a couple of gates," McGlade said, noting that it once pushed 19 flights a day through one gate in San Diego while waiting for new gates to be built. (Most airlines use a gate for six to 10 flights a day.)
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9016 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4051 times:
There was a time a few months ago when AirTran was doing 11 flights out of its one gate in BOS daily. However, now AirTran has access to one of Northwest's gates to alleviate the overcrowding. As soon as they got the new access, PHL service was immediately announced. At the time (February), they had the highest gate utilization of any airline at BOS (the next closest was around 9 turns a day on Delta Shuttle...3 gates, 26 flights).
Petazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3902 times:
On an airport wide basis, I'd think LGA would have the highest average number of flights per available gate. Anyone care to disagree? Maybe there is an airport somewhere else in the world that I am not aware of.
Aaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 9131 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3826 times:
If you never had the chance, ya'll should have seen Kai Tak in Hong Kong while it was still open. There were only 9 jetways if I remember right, and everything else was buses out to the remote stands. Considering the sheer volume of traffic at that airport, the gate situation was astoundingly poor. Apparently they built a new terminal in the 1960s and that was all they had room for.
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