NoTime wrote:DeltaRules wrote:NoTime wrote:
Yeah, it would take some creativity to expand capacity by any worthwhile amount. They could maybe extend A to the west far enough to add another gate or two, before running into Lane. Or, as you said, maybe add small eastbound spurs to A and C to add a few gates to each?
But, yeah, expanding B eastward, one way or another, would probably add the most bang for the buck.
Let me very loosely (and poorly) spend CRAA's money in a semi-educated fashion. (I know some of these ideas are repeats, but still, one list.)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/John+ ... 82.8871767
A- Extend A eastbound over the A1 hardstand to add a gate or two (by going straight and/or turning the corner behind the ticketing lobby) and as much as you can westbound before running into Lane's CBP facility.. A goes from 5 jetways (A2-6) to 8-9 (A1-8/9).
B- Put two spurs where B31 and B35 are and re-route the taxi lane around them. Could you get 3-4 gates on each (two on the spur and one on the end)?
-B satellite on the hardstands. Think D at CLE. It looks like there are 7-8 parking lines there. B37-44/45 (which runs nicely up against the current numbering system)?
C- A spur on C might make C46 useless. Not sure how much more you could do.
So you're looking at ~10 gates there if CRAA doesn't read this post and laugh hysterically at my spitballing? There's a good problem to have in this: increasing mainline. Even at 8 this morning, when I got to the airport, there were still 3 DL 739s and a UA 319 and 738. That might factor into the design.
It would be expensive and time consuming, but could they expand the ramp, east of B, all the way up to almost the 94th aero squadron? Then, relocate the ARFF and fuel tanks and such, and you've suddenly got a lot more room to play with.
Is there a new ARFF station planned to go along with the new terminal? Maybe they could get a jump on that if they REALLY wanted to.
brooklynchris13 wrote:Thanks Delta Rules for the correction. I was too excited by the continued growth at CMH and got my gates screwed up.
On other CMH news, there are new plans for the old terminal, which look really good.
https://www.columbusunderground.com/new ... rminal-bw1
No problem! I was at 47 because I wanted to see what they had C48 marked for (which, again, was surprisingly all of DL's metal).
I would definitely check that museum out. Repeatedly, if done right.