This last reason is correct. CO
had an opportunity for more gates at EWR
. At that airport, they would probably want even more gates where ever they could acquire them. CO
basically just picked out domestic markets with few connecting pax that connect and decided to serve them from A. Besides it is also thought that these CO
's pax in these markets are often FF
, that will know after awhile that those flights are out of A. to not inconvenience people. A friend flew from DEN
and arrived at A once. I guess there were few connecting pax that day.
I heard about the UA
swap in LAX
gates. I have also heard that when Kiwi Airlines went under CO
swooped in to get their gates instantaneously!