Nicknuzzii wrote:STT757 wrote:codc10 wrote:
On A-2, 4 gates are PANYNJ common-use/UA preferential, with equipment (jetbridges/PCA) owned by UA. These are A20-23. The other 5 are UA-exclusive. Some of the gates are split-bridge, which count as one gate for purposes of the lease but can handle more than one ADG II aircraft at a time.
If the PANYNJ is going to reallocate those gates as JetBlue preferential, the UA equipment will be replaced. But the fact that those are Port common-use gates makes the rumors more credible.
Along the same discussion lines Spirit airlines has acquired a third gate at EWR on concourse B-1, gate 42. NK now has 41A, 41B and 42 which was added last month. I believe that was a former DL gate, looks like DL has shrunk their gate portfolio at EWR to 5 gates?
What jumps out at me is how much NK is paying for three gates, $32.8 Million over three years. Seems like a lot?
I think DL has 6. Them giving up one to NK would make sense because rumor has it they are trying to make their way into T1.
Last time I was in DL's EWR banjo, they were doing some much needed renovations noted with posted signs in the gate area. It wouldn't surprise me that DL is splitting gates with NK, but I would assume it's a part-time split. DL needed that capacity at certain times of the day (Pre-COVID at least.)
What they should consider is redesigning B-1's gate areas for more capacity and better facilities and making it common use. There's such a gap between facilities as the new security areas are wide and expansive (build out from circa 2010), a new DL SkyClub, and an abandoned NW WorldClub that's used for offices. They also added some new restaurants as well recently. All of that said, the gate areas are dumpy as hell especially with regards to the common use bathrooms. They should look into keeping the good (being the the "stem") of the concourse and knock down and part with the gate areas and rebuild it. Especially since I think gate 40 is completely broken.