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What Do Airlines Pay For Gates, Planes Etc?  
User currently offlineFrontierMan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 413 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

I know there are some insiders in the industry on this board, and I was wondering how much for example American Airlines pays for its RDU gates, or how much Midway pays for its San Jose gate? How much does UsAir pay for their gates in Harrisburg? What are the average costs for gates and service in class B airports and class A airports?

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User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

FrontierMan- I have no answer to your question, and I am wondering that myself. I do think however, that airlines who have a hub at an airport probably get a little discount if they have over a certain amount of gates(examples:UA at DEN, AA at DFW, CO at IAH, DL at ATL)

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

There is no fixed answer to this. Every airport has its own versions of gate leases that range from longterm exclusive use deals to 30 day renewable use-em-or-lose-em deals to daily common use gate assignments.

Take Delta at ATL for example. The vast majority of Delta gate leases in ATL are "exclusive use" contracts through September 2010, which means that Delta gets to keep them till that date regardless of whether they reduce their schedule. These encompass all 8 T gates, all 30 A gates, all 34 B gates, 16 gates on C concourse and 7 gates on D concourse for a total of 95 of 98 outstanding gate leases held by Delta.

The only exceptions are gates D-33, D-35 and D-38 which Delta has on renewable 30-day contracts. These are "use 'em or lose 'em" gates and the trigger mechanism is an average of 7.3 daily departures from each Delta gate (excluding common-use gates on E concourse which are assigned on a daily basis), calculated on the first day of each month with a one-month grace period before default.

User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3555 times:

B747-43B: Is E concourse the International concourse at ATL? If so, what is each gate's aircraft capability?

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3531 times:

Frontier- Midway does not have its own gate at SJC. I believe their ground operations are performed by either Delta, or CO.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

E concourse is indeed the international concourse in ATL. All gates there are common use and are assigned on a daily basis by the airport authorities. Each gate is capable of handling everything from a CRJ to a 744.

User currently offlineAerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

Don't know about the examples you mentioned but I was told once that to rent one gate at BRU terminal B costs 13 million francs a year , that's about $300,000.

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