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Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:52 pm
by malev2012
Norwegian to increase frequency to LGW from 3 weekly to 4 flights weekly: https://media.us.norwegian.com/pressrel ... ns-2930486

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:15 pm
by masonh2479
Local KVUE interview with airport director hinting at a new international route in the next month or two, possible other adds.
https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/new-aus-director-ready-to-take-airport-to-new-heights/269-b13949c8-85a7-4545-8bfe-01769d7bfd9f

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:28 pm
by KAUSavgeek
I wonder if BA/LH/DI are going to have a response to KL... summer sked should be out soon for all 3 of them

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:41 pm
by Western727
KAUSavgeek wrote:
I wonder if BA/LH/DI are going to have a response to KL... summer sked should be out soon for all 3 of them


This is what's been on my mind for some time. I can't wait to see said schedules.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:30 pm
by malev2012
Western727 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:
I wonder if BA/LH/DI are going to have a response to KL... summer sked should be out soon for all 3 of them


This is what's been on my mind for some time. I can't wait to see said schedules.


As I posted above DI has already announced they are increasing frequency from 3x weekly to 4x weekly. So just the additional DI flight and 3x weekly A333 from KL alone is a lot of added capacity to Europe if LH and BA remain constant. Are we thinking that BA keeps 777 for next summer instead of 747?

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:14 am
by BA777FO
malev2012 wrote:
Western727 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:
I wonder if BA/LH/DI are going to have a response to KL... summer sked should be out soon for all 3 of them


This is what's been on my mind for some time. I can't wait to see said schedules.


As I posted above DI has already announced they are increasing frequency from 3x weekly to 4x weekly. So just the additional DI flight and 3x weekly A333 from KL alone is a lot of added capacity to Europe if LH and BA remain constant. Are we thinking that BA keeps 777 for next summer instead of 747?


AUS will remain on the 747 for BA for summer 2020 at least.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:39 am
by Wacko55
New international flight announcement scheduled for Thursday October 24th @ 10a.

https://twitter.com/AUStinAirport/statu ... 24/photo/1

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:06 am
by rajincajun01
CDG on Norwegian

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:29 pm
by hohd
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:36 pm
by rajincajun01
hohd wrote:
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.

Doubtful. Why cannibalize yourself and spend so much extra in costs to add another station that is so close to an existing one? It is cheaper for the carriers to grow and become daily (exception LHR) than start a new station. Lastly, that SAT-LHR flight would require a slot to become available at LHR, requiring additional investment of some sort.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:43 pm
by malev2012
hohd wrote:
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.


SAT just doesn't have the demand that AUS does and SAT travelers are willing to drive to AUS to catch nonstop TATL.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:50 pm
by Ishrion
malev2012 wrote:
hohd wrote:
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.


SAT just doesn't have the demand that AUS does and SAT travelers are willing to drive to AUS to catch nonstop TATL.


SAT is one of the top destinations in the U.S. without TATL service:

https://www.anna.aero/2017/09/13/kansas ... om-europe/

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:56 pm
by malev2012
Ishrion wrote:
malev2012 wrote:
hohd wrote:
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.


SAT just doesn't have the demand that AUS does and SAT travelers are willing to drive to AUS to catch nonstop TATL.


SAT is one of the top destinations in the U.S. without TATL service:

https://www.anna.aero/2017/09/13/kansas ... om-europe/


The demand isn't anywhere near the demand in Austin, why would a you fly a TATL route from SAT when most of the demand in SAT is on the north side of the metro where people are willing to drive to AUS from?

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:58 pm
by Western727
DY to CDG, huh? While an add is always nice, I was hoping it'd be something on one of the reputable (and financially healthy) carriers, even to Asia like the often-mentioned KE to ICN.

Ishrion wrote:
malev2012 wrote:
hohd wrote:
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.


SAT just doesn't have the demand that AUS does and SAT travelers are willing to drive to AUS to catch nonstop TATL.


SAT is one of the top destinations in the U.S. without TATL service:

https://www.anna.aero/2017/09/13/kansas ... om-europe/


Thank you, Ishrion, for this insightful article.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:38 pm
by Wacko55

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:26 pm
by freerover
hohd wrote:
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.


Runway length is an issue for SAS and getting to Asia or Europe. Less length for takeoff, means less weight, means less fuel means less people.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:40 pm
by Western727
freerover wrote:
hohd wrote:
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.


Runway length is an issue for SAS and getting to Asia or Europe. Less length for takeoff, means less weight, means less fuel means less people.


Wow, rwy 4/22 at SAT is indeed only 8,505' long. Thanks, freerover, for pointing that out. I'm surprised that I didn't notice that earlier, being a GA pilot in the area. And the "shorter" of the two runways at AUS is 9,000', which is the rwy the inaugural BA 787 landed on (35R) a few years ago.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:09 pm
by Ishrion
Western727 wrote:
freerover wrote:
hohd wrote:
With so many flights to AUS, may be one of them may consider SAT now (DY or BA to London). BA to LHR may work.


Runway length is an issue for SAS and getting to Asia or Europe. Less length for takeoff, means less weight, means less fuel means less people.


Wow, rwy 4/22 at SAT is indeed only 8,505' long. Thanks, freerover, for pointing that out. I'm surprised that I didn't notice that earlier, being a GA pilot in the area. And the "shorter" of the two runways at AUS is 9,000', which is the rwy the inaugural BA 787 landed on (35R) a few years ago.


Didn’t BA use the 7,000 ft runway for MSY-LHR once? I feel like I remember seeing that somewhere...

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:42 pm
by masonh2479
Ishrion wrote:
Western727 wrote:
freerover wrote:

Runway length is an issue for SAS and getting to Asia or Europe. Less length for takeoff, means less weight, means less fuel means less people.


Wow, rwy 4/22 at SAT is indeed only 8,505' long. Thanks, freerover, for pointing that out. I'm surprised that I didn't notice that earlier, being a GA pilot in the area. And the "shorter" of the two runways at AUS is 9,000', which is the rwy the inaugural BA 787 landed on (35R) a few years ago.


Didn’t BA use the 7,000 ft runway for MSY-LHR once? I feel like I remember seeing that somewhere...

It has used the small runway to land and take off a few times, there are a couple videos of this on YouTube.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:26 pm
by JDawgboy512
While not getting into a city verses debate, ABIA is and will continue to be the port for trans-oceanic routes for the entire central/south central part of the state. My SA friends are delighted about the access to these routes without having to fly to HOU or DFW. Many already use AUS to fly on domestic routes anyway.

Bottom line is the entire region is benefiting from the service which is a good thing and bodes well for more trans-oceanic non stops down the line.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:28 pm
by Western727
Ishrion wrote:
Western727 wrote:
freerover wrote:

Runway length is an issue for SAS and getting to Asia or Europe. Less length for takeoff, means less weight, means less fuel means less people.


Wow, rwy 4/22 at SAT is indeed only 8,505' long. Thanks, freerover, for pointing that out. I'm surprised that I didn't notice that earlier, being a GA pilot in the area. And the "shorter" of the two runways at AUS is 9,000', which is the rwy the inaugural BA 787 landed on (35R) a few years ago.


Didn’t BA use the 7,000 ft runway for MSY-LHR once? I feel like I remember seeing that somewhere...


True, though I suspect that was because of favorable winds. MSY's longer (and perpendicular) rwy, 11/29, is just over 10,000' long, so I would guess that the winds were strong and at or near the shorter rwy's direction on these days.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:01 pm
by freerover
Western727 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
Western727 wrote:

Wow, rwy 4/22 at SAT is indeed only 8,505' long. Thanks, freerover, for pointing that out. I'm surprised that I didn't notice that earlier, being a GA pilot in the area. And the "shorter" of the two runways at AUS is 9,000', which is the rwy the inaugural BA 787 landed on (35R) a few years ago.


Didn’t BA use the 7,000 ft runway for MSY-LHR once? I feel like I remember seeing that somewhere...


True, though I suspect that was because of favorable winds. MSY's longer (and perpendicular) rwy, 11/29, is just over 10,000' long, so I would guess that the winds were strong and at or near the shorter rwy's direction on these days.


It also helps that MSY is sea level and the air is thicker whereas San Antonio and austin are about 600 feet higher. Also, we don’t know how many people and how much freight the planes were carrying.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:21 am
by KAUSavgeek
Tomorrow (11/4/19) will be interesting for DL ops, 321's to JFK, MSP, BOS and 753's to ATL, DTW. Looks like the 321 is here to stay on BOS after the 10th, and only some JFK flights will see her in the future. Also got to visit the SkyClub. two days ago, quite Impressive... seems like a investment to me

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:44 am
by malev2012
KAUSavgeek wrote:
Tomorrow (11/4/19) will be interesting for DL ops, 321's to JFK, MSP, BOS and 753's to ATL, DTW. Looks like the 321 is here to stay on BOS after the 10th, and only some JFK flights will see her in the future. Also got to visit the SkyClub. two days ago, quite Impressive... seems like a investment to me

Isn't Monday after F1 the busiest day for passengers travel?

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:34 pm
by Western727
malev2012 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:
Tomorrow (11/4/19) will be interesting for DL ops, 321's to JFK, MSP, BOS and 753's to ATL, DTW. Looks like the 321 is here to stay on BOS after the 10th, and only some JFK flights will see her in the future. Also got to visit the SkyClub. two days ago, quite Impressive... seems like a investment to me

Isn't Monday after F1 the busiest day for passengers travel?


I believe it is, beating even the Sunday after the American Thanksgiving holiday. I'm now on a WN 73G at AUS headed to PHX and the jet is full. It was cool to see a DL 753 earlier as well.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:02 am
by Wacko55
https://twitter.com/AUStinAirport/statu ... 0871960576

Single day passenger record for AUS, 31,934

September passenger numbers

With more than 1.4 million passengers traveling through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport during the month, the airport experienced its busiest September ever – up 13.1% over 2018. Overall for 2019, passenger traffic at AUS continues to grow, increasing by 9.2% for the year when compared to 2018.

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/septemb ... -bergstrom

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:04 pm
by malev2012
Wacko55 wrote:
https://twitter.com/AUStinAirport/status/1191858680871960576

Single day passenger record for AUS, 31,934

September passenger numbers

With more than 1.4 million passengers traveling through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport during the month, the airport experienced its busiest September ever – up 13.1% over 2018. Overall for 2019, passenger traffic at AUS continues to grow, increasing by 9.2% for the year when compared to 2018.

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/septemb ... -bergstrom


Delta was basically tied with United for 4th in market share, that will be interesting to watch going forward. Additionally the route cuts by Southwest will start to be seen this month when they lose a few thousand seats from the EWR route, and moving forward will lose more from the SFO route.
Interesting that F9 still have a decent lead over NK for 5th place in market share, perhaps the announced increased frequency and adds to CUN, BNA and EWR will help NK close that gap.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:49 pm
by KAUSavgeek
Was interesting to see ANZ showing up, from their diversion and subsequent cancelation earlier this year

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:18 pm
by Wacko55
Looks like AUS is going with MAG US Lounge Management for the common use lounge.

https://www.escapelounges.com/

Also AUS has begun the planning process for the realignment of midfield taxiways to accommodate the new concourse as well as a new roadway design for the new terminal building. Project manager and money has been budgeted for the next phases of expansion.

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=330978

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:04 pm
by Western727
Wacko55 wrote:
https://twitter.com/AUStinAirport/status/1191858680871960576

Single day passenger record for AUS, 31,934

September passenger numbers

With more than 1.4 million passengers traveling through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport during the month, the airport experienced its busiest September ever – up 13.1% over 2018. Overall for 2019, passenger traffic at AUS continues to grow, increasing by 9.2% for the year when compared to 2018.

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/septemb ... -bergstrom


Very cool. Flying out of AUS this past Monday morning it was a treat to see the DL 753s, Atlas 744F and such. I was pleasantly surprised to find the lines at the TSA checkpoints relatively light, though to be fair my flight left at 09:30 local time.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:13 pm
by CPS001
Western727 wrote:

Very cool. Flying out of AUS this past Monday morning it was a treat to see the DL 753s, Atlas 744F and such. I was pleasantly surprised to find the lines at the TSA checkpoints relatively light, though to be fair my flight left at 09:30 local time.


Which gates did the 753s use? Were they the international gates or are there other 753-capable gates as well?

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:43 pm
by Western727
CPS001 wrote:
Western727 wrote:

Very cool. Flying out of AUS this past Monday morning it was a treat to see the DL 753s, Atlas 744F and such. I was pleasantly surprised to find the lines at the TSA checkpoints relatively light, though to be fair my flight left at 09:30 local time.


Which gates did the 753s use? Were they the international gates or are there other 753-capable gates as well?


The departure to DTW just before 08:00 was from gate 8, which I believe isn't an international gate. The one I saw later taxiied in as my WN 73G was departing so I didn't get a chance to see where it parked. I wonder if 753s are able to park at the "tight" gates on the north side. I should look at the paint on the apron for the north side gates the next time I'm there, though if anyone here knows and can chime in, that'd be great.

EDIT: I once flew into AUS on a CO 753 that, surprisingly, parked at what's now gate 24, the closest west wing gate to the curbside, so I'm curious if the gates on the northern side of the east wing can take a 753 as well.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:19 pm
by KAUSavgeek
Western727 wrote:
CPS001 wrote:
Western727 wrote:

Very cool. Flying out of AUS this past Monday morning it was a treat to see the DL 753s, Atlas 744F and such. I was pleasantly surprised to find the lines at the TSA checkpoints relatively light, though to be fair my flight left at 09:30 local time.


Which gates did the 753s use? Were they the international gates or are there other 753-capable gates as well?


The departure to DTW just before 08:00 was from gate 8, which I believe isn't an international gate. The one I saw later taxiied in as my WN 73G was departing so I didn't get a chance to see where it parked. I wonder if 753s are able to park at the "tight" gates on the north side. I should look at the paint on the apron for the north side gates the next time I'm there, though if anyone here knows and can chime in, that'd be great.

EDIT: I once flew into AUS on a CO 753 that, surprisingly, parked at what's now gate 24, the closest west wing gate to the curbside, so I'm curious if the gates on the northern side of the east wing can take a 753 as well.



I don't think the tight gates on the east side can even fit a 321

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:01 pm
by Western727
KAUSavgeek wrote:
Western727 wrote:
CPS001 wrote:

Which gates did the 753s use? Were they the international gates or are there other 753-capable gates as well?


The departure to DTW just before 08:00 was from gate 8, which I believe isn't an international gate. The one I saw later taxiied in as my WN 73G was departing so I didn't get a chance to see where it parked. I wonder if 753s are able to park at the "tight" gates on the north side. I should look at the paint on the apron for the north side gates the next time I'm there, though if anyone here knows and can chime in, that'd be great.

EDIT: I once flew into AUS on a CO 753 that, surprisingly, parked at what's now gate 24, the closest west wing gate to the curbside, so I'm curious if the gates on the northern side of the east wing can take a 753 as well.



I don't think the tight gates on the east side can even fit a 321


They can; I've seen 321s there a couple of times. I wonder about the 752, but I'm willing to bet the 753 won't fit in there.

EDIT: reply #415 by Wacko55 above has an article with an image of a 321 parked at said gates: https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/10/25/aus ... one-month/

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:22 am
by KAUSavgeek
Western727 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:
Western727 wrote:

The departure to DTW just before 08:00 was from gate 8, which I believe isn't an international gate. The one I saw later taxiied in as my WN 73G was departing so I didn't get a chance to see where it parked. I wonder if 753s are able to park at the "tight" gates on the north side. I should look at the paint on the apron for the north side gates the next time I'm there, though if anyone here knows and can chime in, that'd be great.

EDIT: I once flew into AUS on a CO 753 that, surprisingly, parked at what's now gate 24, the closest west wing gate to the curbside, so I'm curious if the gates on the northern side of the east wing can take a 753 as well.



I don't think the tight gates on the east side can even fit a 321


They can; I've seen 321s there a couple of times. I wonder about the 752, but I'm willing to bet the 753 won't fit in there.

EDIT: reply #415 by Wacko55 above has an article with an image of a 321 parked at said gates: https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/10/25/aus ... one-month/


I knew gate 7 could. but I believe that the furthest one can not

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:30 pm
by Western727
KAUSavgeek wrote:
Western727 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:


I don't think the tight gates on the east side can even fit a 321


They can; I've seen 321s there a couple of times. I wonder about the 752, but I'm willing to bet the 753 won't fit in there.

EDIT: reply #415 by Wacko55 above has an article with an image of a 321 parked at said gates: https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/10/25/aus ... one-month/


I knew gate 7 could. but I believe that the furthest one can not


Good to know. It's too bad that my next flight out of AUS isn't until 22 December, but I'll definitely make a point of checking the tarmac paint on the tight gates, especially since I'm flying on DL that day.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:52 pm
by WN732
Western727 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:
Western727 wrote:

They can; I've seen 321s there a couple of times. I wonder about the 752, but I'm willing to bet the 753 won't fit in there.

EDIT: reply #415 by Wacko55 above has an article with an image of a 321 parked at said gates: https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/10/25/aus ... one-month/


I knew gate 7 could. but I believe that the furthest one can not


Good to know. It's too bad that my next flight out of AUS isn't until 22 December, but I'll definitely make a point of checking the tarmac paint on the tight gates, especially since I'm flying on DL that day.


I will be there this evening. I will see if I can find out.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:08 am
by Wacko55
If you look at the picture associated with the article you can see that a DL A321 pushed off of door 9 and that the DY B789 just pushed off of door 1/3. Also door 11 can accommodate an A321. Door 13 is a hardstand.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:06 am
by llintner
Western727 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:
Western727 wrote:

The departure to DTW just before 08:00 was from gate 8, which I believe isn't an international gate. The one I saw later taxiied in as my WN 73G was departing so I didn't get a chance to see where it parked. I wonder if 753s are able to park at the "tight" gates on the north side. I should look at the paint on the apron for the north side gates the next time I'm there, though if anyone here knows and can chime in, that'd be great.

EDIT: I once flew into AUS on a CO 753 that, surprisingly, parked at what's now gate 24, the closest west wing gate to the curbside, so I'm curious if the gates on the northern side of the east wing can take a 753 as well.



I don't think the tight gates on the east side can even fit a 321


They can; I've seen 321s there a couple of times. I wonder about the 752, but I'm willing to bet the 753 won't fit in there.

EDIT: reply #415 by Wacko55 above has an article with an image of a 321 parked at said gates: https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/10/25/aus ... one-month/


The following parking spots on the East end will accommodate the 752/753; 3,1B,4B,6,8,10,12.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:37 am
by WN732
Spirit has taken over gate 11 - not sure if that was mentioned before. I did not see any striping for 757 at the other Delta gates.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:46 am
by rajincajun01
WN732 wrote:
Spirit has taken over gate 11 - not sure if that was mentioned before. I did not see any striping for 757 at the other Delta gates.


JetBlue moves to 12 this month and AA trades in 32 for 28.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:40 am
by Wacko55
So DL only has 4 gates leased in the new expansion plus the use of the CUTE gates. Looks like DL has no plans to expand AUS service.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:46 pm
by malev2012
Wacko55 wrote:
So DL only has 4 gates leased in the new expansion plus the use of the CUTE gates. Looks like DL has no plans to expand AUS service.
So what is happening with the B6 gates and does this mean NK has 2 gates?

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:30 pm
by Capn
Was Delta able to keep their old gates as well, and how many total gates does that give them ?

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:43 pm
by rajincajun01
malev2012 wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
So DL only has 4 gates leased in the new expansion plus the use of the CUTE gates. Looks like DL has no plans to expand AUS service.
So what is happening with the B6 gates and does this mean NK has 2 gates?

B6 only uses one gate except during irregular ops. AA will take B6’s current gate. B6 will move to 12. NK uses several city gates throughout the day.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:13 pm
by malev2012
rajincajun01 wrote:
malev2012 wrote:
Wacko55 wrote:
So DL only has 4 gates leased in the new expansion plus the use of the CUTE gates. Looks like DL has no plans to expand AUS service.
So what is happening with the B6 gates and does this mean NK has 2 gates?

B6 only uses one gate except during irregular ops. AA will take B6’s current gate. B6 will move to 12. NK uses several city gates throughout the day.


Thanks! So NK doesn't have any dedicated gates and relies on CUTE gates instead, probably cheaper lease?

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:23 pm
by Western727
llintner wrote:
Western727 wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:


I don't think the tight gates on the east side can even fit a 321


They can; I've seen 321s there a couple of times. I wonder about the 752, but I'm willing to bet the 753 won't fit in there.

EDIT: reply #415 by Wacko55 above has an article with an image of a 321 parked at said gates: https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/10/25/aus ... one-month/


The following parking spots on the East end will accommodate the 752/753; 3,1B,4B,6,8,10,12.


I appreciate this, llintner. So that means the tight east wing gates indeed only accommodate up to a 739/321, unlike the tight west wing gates, which can and have taken a 753.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:26 pm
by william
One of the gates Spirit uses is down by the BA gate on the corner of the new addition. I remember sitting next to the stairs to the sterile walkway to Customs waiting for our Spirit flight. Gate 20 something.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:50 am
by rajincajun01
malev2012 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
malev2012 wrote:
So what is happening with the B6 gates and does this mean NK has 2 gates?

B6 only uses one gate except during irregular ops. AA will take B6’s current gate. B6 will move to 12. NK uses several city gates throughout the day.


Thanks! So NK doesn't have any dedicated gates and relies on CUTE gates instead, probably cheaper lease?

Significantly cheaper to pay per turn instead of a monthly amount if it’s not at full utilization. I’ve seen Spirit operating out of no less than four different gates since they started at AUS.

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:57 pm
by Wacko55
NK has been using gate 11 exclusively for the past couple of weeks and CUTE 5. They were using CUTE 6 regularly but haven't the last couple of weeks.