|Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 149):|
Can't some of the 40x gates at the end of the terminal be screened from the rest of T2 to be used as CBP gates? If EI do expand then something will have to give, either fewer US airlines use CBP in DUB or not all EI flights clear CBP in DUB, assuming CBP won't extended staffing/opening hours beyond current times. They are under no obligation to extend the times if they don't want to, look at BA3, that no longer pre-clears at SNN. EK might be encouraged to move, possibly just their boarding area, which could be in Pier B, directly under an EK lounge in the old Gold Circle/DAA space and/or EI could do more short-haul and operate YYZ from B.
They can and they already use 421, 423, 426. There is still a good deal of room for increased US flights. It's opened from 07.00 to 16.00 and the new 07.50 to JFK is almost certain to clear while ET said in an interview 3 weeks ago no decision had being made about USPC so it's likely to open from 06.00 during the summer. They supplied extra staff last year.
SNN is different to DUB and that was the only late BA flight with less that 50 passengers while late afternoon ex DUB cater for up to 900 passengers. Perhaps some staff were moved to DUB at the time as well and they couldn't cover it as a result. What are it's hours currently?
There is scope for growth before short haul would have to move, not certain but only moving EK/EY wouldn't made any difference to US capacity in terms of stands.