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Gate Lease America Vs Europe?  
User currently offlineCEO@AFG From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 262 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

As far as I know gate leases are a common feature in the US, while I don't think it's very common in Europe, at least not in Norway.

Is gate leases a benefit to the industry, or would there be more competition, if the gates were assigned according to availability?

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue." Steven McCroskey, Airplane!
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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

In my opinion, gate lease is a benefit to the airline and the airport.

The airline gets guaranteed access no matter how many flights they offer and they can use it as a tactic to block new entrants..

The airport gets a guaranteed revenue source regardless of the amount of flights...

But it can also be a sore spot..

The airline may not use the gate to their maximum and could be taking up valuabe space..

The airport will not be getting the revenue from the take-offs and landings if the airline don't use it to their fullest potential.. and the airport might not have the ability to offer gates if another airline wants to enter the market (ie. DALLAS LOVE)..

A lot of the airprorts have long term leases (read 10-30 years).. some have month to moth with is beneficial for both the airport and the airline as it allows for quick changes.. some are starting to have CUTE, which you know about..

Home my own personal synopsis helps.. I'm sure there are others out there that could say more..

Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2741 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

There is actually a rather long thread about this exact same topic going on right now...


Try a search next time before you post - you'd be surprised at what you can find that might answer your questions!  wink 

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