FrontierMan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 413 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1803 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?
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5455 posts, RR: 18 Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1758 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...
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1750 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.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1695 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.