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US Airways Cost Cutting Idea. Gate Space  
User currently offlineKbuf737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Here's an idea for US.

They operate out of many airports with multiple gates. Here in BUF they operate 5, and I know other upstate cities they have many gates as well. Besides the early morning rush and evening stayovers US really does not need all the gate space that they have. I know they have always had a large presence here, but perhaps they could cut some corners by cutting down the number of gates which the airline operates out of individual airports. I know CO did this as part of their restructuring plan and now any non-hub or focus city will not operate more than 2 gates for CO unless it is deemed "profitable" or worthwhile. So ultimately my question would be, do you think if US cut down on overhead such as large numbers of gate leases at airports where they were not necessary this could in turn help them on their way to recovery.


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User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

I think they have several at MCO that are not in use.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

They have several at IND that are definitley not in use or are used rarely.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

What happened to all those gates at PIT after US bailed out? Is US still responsible for their leases or had the leases expired?

Sure hated to see that, I like that PIT airport . . . great terminal (except for that ghetto of a commuter terminal).


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3404 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Well as long as they hold on to them regardless of how little use they get it keeps airlines like Jetblue, Airtran, and Southwest out or at least minimizes their gate space.

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