Chiflyer82 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 27 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2015 times:
I just have a question, why were gates A4A/B built? With C8 closed now, that just relocates two gates. Gates A6/A8 had jetways at one point and now these gates aren't being used. ATA started using A10 again but what about A6,A8? When A6,A8 were being used what kind of a/c was able to use them?
ScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 7266 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
To respond to your question about gates A4A and A4B, they were originally planned and built when ATA had much bigger plans for Midway. As the bankruptcy has let to a drastic reduction in their operations, the additional gate space really isn't as necessary as it once was; Southwest now leases six of the fourteen gates originally leased by ATA.
Midway7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1810 times:
Gates A4A and A4B were also useful when the A Concourse from A8 and up was being built. The way the new Midway was built over the old Midway, the end of the A concourse was the last area built. Gates A4A and A4B were put up some time before this.