EvanWSFO wrote:southwest1675 wrote:Cubsrule wrote:
Why wouldn’t they? Multiple international gates are a good thing but will only be needed for Saturday CUN arrivals and perhaps late afternoon for Europe for the foreseeable future.
Those gates will be compatible for domestic and international to my understanding. BNA will never need 6 international gates. Maybe AA or DL will move in there, and just happen to have 1 or two gates common use for international carriers.
They will have to be swing gates. My question is once work on the IAB begins, how do AA and DL keep their respective schedules with the loss of two gates each? Something has to give somewhere. MNAA might have to move some of the smaller airlines off B and to the new D, perhaps temporarily give AA a couple of gates there as well. It will be interesting.
That was my thinking as well. I don't think WN can take all 6 gates in D and keep their 14 on C until the IAB is completed. Or perhaps WN takes all of D and temporarily gives up 3-4 gates in C until the work is finished. I also wonder what will happen when the current work is completed and then they start on BNA Vision Phase 2. Preliminary plans show that A will be completely rebuilt. If that is the case, they may have to relocate the A airlines down the road as well.
Talk about a messy next decade! As convenient as BNA's terminal is, the design is not very flexible for expansion. Hopefully, a future second terminal will be designed better for expansion.