AirFiero wrote:WN has 15 gates...exclusively?
DL was only talking about a percentage growth that projects to 7-8 additional flights. WN already has over 100 flights, pretty much had all the potential nonstop destinations covered before the Max grounding, so I’d assume any additional flights would be a few additional frequency. And I doubt they would put more flights at SJC than OAK. AS is likely maxed out, except for additional frequency. So, by your numbers and the current service levels, it looks like all airlines are already near their theoretical maximum for the near future and still have plenty of room to expand. What do you think?
Yes. All gates that I mentioned were exclusive, except for the additional common-use ones I mentioned with DL.
The percentage growth was only for this year I believe. I'd expect to see a bit more in the next few years. AS definitely has room to grow. AS doesn't have much time around peak hours, but a lot elsewhere, as opposed to DL, who uses their gates well throughout the day.
chrisair wrote:A bus gate? At SJC? Are they parking a plane over by the old yellow FIS shack and bussing people over there or something?
They were parking at North Cargo and pax were bussed from Gate 7A, which was the old A11, and the Eagle Nest from the 1990s. It's really rarely used, but it's there.