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WashiestTulip37

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While player-based gate leasing is great, if there is a large problem: gate space. I so often want to fly to gate-congested cities (like Oklahoma City) a few years into the game and find that either I have to build a terminal for the one gate I need or not launch the route, and if this was an international route, B is the only option, and yet so many airlines fly to Oklahoma City because of an absurd demand to gate ratio not typically associated with airports with that gate amount. For instance: three-airline alliance, all based in Europe. We all had to lease gates for 4 flights a day or so to fly there. Cost-inefficient and impractical, the system had us lease three gates that get about 3-5 hours of daily use when they can be blended into one and be used for 12-20 hours a day, when our planes spend that much time in a flight rotation a day? Airports that are well known are prime for high demand, and Oklahoma City is known for that.

Additionally, the Delta terminals at JFK (terminals 1, 2, and 4) are used by Delta, who gives space to airlines, most of which in their alliance. Out of the 27 airlines that operate internationally from terminal 4 (Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air India, Air Serbia, Asiana, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Caribbean Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss, Uzbekistan Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, WestJet, and XiamenAir), of them are in the same alliance, one has 49% of it owned by Delta (Aeromexico, Air Europa, China Airlines, Delta Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and XiamenAir). Similarly, also at JFK, Qantas (Oneworld member) uses Terminal 8, which is used by American Airlines. The full list of the 70-odd airliens that operate at JFK can be viewed at https://www.jfkairpo...flight/airlines

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

*The percentage of flights at the leased gate by an airline is equivalent of what that airline will pay, i.e. the airport is JFK, there are five gates leased and 4 airlines flying there within the same alliance, one airline operates 82% of flights from the gates [205/wk], so they pay 82% of the gate fees associated with JFK, one operates 2% of the remaining flights [5/wk], another operates 6% [15/wk] and the last operates 10% [25/wk], so airline 1 pays 82% of gate fees, airline 2 pays 2%, airline 3 pays 6%, and airline 4 pays the remaining 10%. If one airline is the sole carrier in the alliance or they have no alliance, they pay 100% of the gate fees.

 

^Players should also be able to lease gates or slots out to other airlines that are not in the same alliance



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Betty Marilyn Smith

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Well there should be an option to do so, since sometimes, airline might want to just keep the gates to themselves, as they might need it for future use.

 

There also comes the issue of terminals, where some airlines might just want to keep the terminals to themselves.

 

It's a great idea, but a lot of thought has to be put into it as the mechanics is gonna be really complicated. (I don't think this is the first time an idea like this has been brought up as well)

 

 

 

Also, the situation at Lisbon is even worse, as it only has 47 gates and as an annual passenger count of 31 million, that's almost 1 million passengers per gate, while Oklahoma City only has 20 gates, but it's annual passenger count is 4.4 million.



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Well there should be an option to do so, since sometimes, airline might want to just keep the gates to themselves, as they might need it for future use.

 

There also comes the issue of terminals, where some airlines might just want to keep the terminals to themselves.

 

It's a great idea, but a lot of thought has to be put into it as the mechanics is gonna be really complicated. (I don't think this is the first time an idea like this has been brought up as well)

 

 

 

Also, the situation at Lisbon is even worse, as it only has 47 gates and as an annual passenger count of 31 million, that's almost 1 million passengers per gate, while Oklahoma City only has 20 gates, but it's annual passenger count is 4.4 million.

I forgot to mention that there should be a feature that allows one to not share gates at times, like in the gates tab, or settings. idk how many people actually use the settings tab tho.

I personally have never had a problem with Lisbon, but Kai Tak Airport, I assume, had similar problems, given that it had few gates. An international airport as a capital with very few gates is not ideal. TBH large international airports have enough gates (normally), but there are exceptions everywhere.

 

P.S. the problem with Oklahoma City is the quantity of airlines that fly there, and the passenger amounts to large airports really is absurd. I think only one or two airlines that fly there are actually using all their slots.







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