Question here about B6 gate situation. The last few days I checked, they've been doing about 171 to 175 departures per day on weekdays. I expect that to drop down to low 160s in summer time and then back up to 175 in fall season as the recently announced new frequencies get phased in for September. Now, I know they were at 24 gates last year and they are set to get 6 more over the next few years. Given that one of the gate is used by 9K for most of the day and 2 other ones are blocked off by TP and EI for the afternoon. It seems like they have about 21 full gates + 2 half gates in use + some departures at E1. They generally are comfortable at doing no more than 8 turns a day per gate. So, they are basically close to maxing out their gate situation if they have had no addition gates.
My questions is, have they gotten any of the 6 gates yet. Any idea how quickly those are phasing in.
By March/April next year (which is typically their peak daily flights), they will probably be at minimum 185 flights (just by adding in those additional frequencies coming into play in Sep/Oct). I can't imagine them operating a schedule like that without at least 26 overall gates. So any idea when they are coming into play?
They buildiing up to access 30 gates by 2021, here's how it's going to go.
Current footprint of C: 27 however subject to the restrictions you note clearly above for 9K, EI and TP, along with losing the 3 right now C40-C42 for SY and AS (that't the piece you are missing in your notes above)
B to C connector project will provide C20A and C43 to make 29 and #30 comes from preferential access to E1 to E3 at appropriate times (numbered C5-C7 from a C angle, but are actually E gates for the purposes of the exercise.
So... 3 of the 6 you are missing are C40-C42, which they will get when SY/AS vacate supposedly in June, clear up the signage and be ready to go in September for when the new flights start.
If we ignore the E scenario for a minute, and stick with the 29. remove 4 from the equation (C17, C20, C21 and C27) for the other airline factors, they are going to end up with 25 full time gates.
25*8 = 200, so you have the capacity right there once the 2 new gates are built.
C17, C20, C21, you can probably get 4 turns, they do use them when the others are not on stand, i've been out of at least one of them on that basis. so that's another 12.
C27 is used for a RON, so add 1.
E is the hard part, so let's assume 4-6 out of those when they are not being used for other things
Total available once all complete: 200+12+1+6 = 219,
Right now, the capacity on this basis after SY/AS vacate is in the 203 range, which is bang on where they think they are going to be.
Once E is finished 3 things could happen.
1. TP and EI move over back to E, that would free up another 4 turns per gate, so 12
2. B6 decide to increase their turns to 9 on their 25 gates.
3. Both happen
1. would increase capacity up to 231
2. would increase capacity up to 244
3, would increase capacity up to 256
The only other thing they could do to increase capacity after that point after all of that is kick out 9K to the old Eagle Terminal, which would give them 7-8 additional turns.
Hope this helps.
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