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Old Posted Aug 28, 2014, 12:25 AM
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The new extension will include 3 dual-use gates able to accomodate 3 widebodies at the same time.
Speaking of dual-use gates, how many do we have now? The last time I was at ABIA was in January, when they were building that closed-off hallway so that Gate 3 could become dual-use. Gate 2 was the other dual-use gate.

I noticed in the photo posted by KevinFrom Texas in this post that there are three jetways at the end of the east concourse.

In January, Gate 2 was the jetway that angles towards the roadway in front of the terminal. Gate 3 was the jetway that has that Delta plane parked at it. But that middle jetway that juts straight out from the end of the east concourse wasn't there. Are all three of those jetways dual-use?
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Speaking of dual-use gates, how many do we have now? The last time I was at ABIA was in January, when they were building that closed-off hallway so that Gate 3 could become dual-use. Gate 2 was the other dual-use gate.

I noticed in the photo posted by KevinFrom Texas in this post that there are three jetways at the end of the east concourse.

In January, Gate 2 was the jetway that angles towards the roadway in front of the terminal. Gate 3 was the jetway that has that Delta plane parked at it. But that middle jetway that juts straight out from the end of the east concourse wasn't there. Are all three of those jetways dual-use?
Currently gates 2 and 3 are the only dual-use gates. The Delta bird is at gate 4 in the photo....
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2014, 3:17 AM
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^^OK Thanks. It does look like some jetways have been moved recently, though.

Here's how it looked before:




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Old Posted Sep 3, 2014, 2:55 AM
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I dunno if it's just me but has anybody else noticed they're really upping the advertisements for the Aeromar flight--like they're in the terminal, on the side of the airport visible when dropping people off, at the 71/183 interchange, the website...

Definitely feels like it's a last-ditch effort to boost ridership, which--It might work, but I think really to be competitive with the other routes they're gonna need to cut prices a bit.
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I dunno if it's just me but has anybody else noticed they're really upping the advertisements for the Aeromar flight--like they're in the terminal, on the side of the airport visible when dropping people off, at the 71/183 interchange, the website...

Definitely feels like it's a last-ditch effort to boost ridership, which--It might work, but I think really to be competitive with the other routes they're gonna need to cut prices a bit.
I have to wonder why it seems like Austin's Mexico routes always seem to have an issue. Are they just not competitive with Houston/SA route prices? Or just low interest in travel from Mexicans to Austin?
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I don't know if there just isn't much demand for a Mexico City route from here. Southwest Airlines is starting daily service to Cancun so there's obviously a demand for that. It's possible it could have something to do with prices but even then you would think there would be more passengers than there are flying that route.

In a way I kinda think they should end it, free up the space for a more productive route.

It's cool that they are adding more routes to LAX and San Francisco.


http://www.austintexas.gov/news/more...80%99s-airport

It's also interesting that they are adding Thanksgiving holiday service to St. Louis. I'm guessing there must be quite a few families with connections to that city.
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I don't know if there just isn't much demand for a Mexico City route from here. Southwest Airlines is starting daily service to Cancun so there's obviously a demand for that. It's possible it could have something to do with prices but even then you would think there would be more passengers than there are flying that route.

In a way I kinda think they should end it, free up the space for a more productive route.

It's cool that they are adding more routes to LAX and San Francisco.


http://www.austintexas.gov/news/more...80%99s-airport

It's also interesting that they are adding Thanksgiving holiday service to St. Louis. I'm guessing there must be quite a few families with connections to that city.
Maybe if Mexico City had some beaches and package vacation deals, the flights would fill up.
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Maybe if Mexico City had some beaches and package vacation deals, the flights would fill up.
Maybe these flights to Mexico City will fill up once SW can legally sell thru tickets from Love Field in Dallas.
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Would love to see Southwest start n/s service to Mexico City. No doubt it would work.

AA would also be cool. An early afternoon arrival to codeshare with BA to give Mexican travelers another option to Europe via Heathrow.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2014, 1:41 AM
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In a way I kinda think they should end it, free up the space for a more productive route.
I think it was Austin1971 that posted a link to ABIA's incentive program and I remember the 2 international destinations that were targeted were Tokyo and Mexico City. Aeromar started the service to Mexico City,so they're getting some kind of financial incentives, but in order for them not to have to return those incentives, I believe they have to offer the service for at least a year.

I can't remember if Aeromar's service began last September or October, but once they've been here a whole year, they might very well discontinue the service.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2014, 4:06 AM
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Random ABIA photos from 09/02/2014 & 09/05/2014:


























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Old Posted Sep 7, 2014, 4:26 PM
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That's going to be a beautiful space as well as large. We're going from a cramped makeshift customs to a massive spacious customs in less than a year.
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It would be cool if they built another oval shaped section on the other side where they have the bridge so the terminal would match and be perfectly proportioned.

From the ABIA website


http://www.austintexas.gov/page/cons...-projects#east

It also would make more sense if they added 9 gates rather than 7 so all together it would have the same amount as the west wing. What with how rapidly the airport is growing, 7 Seems to be on the low end. I know part of it is to have more space for wide bodied international flights but they should still be able to fit more than 7 gates.
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It also would make more sense if they added 9 gates rather than 7 so all together it would have the same amount as the west wing. What with how rapidly the airport is growing, 7 Seems to be on the low end. I know part of it is to have more space for wide bodied international flights but they should still be able to fit more than 7 gates.
Wide bodied jets hold twice as many passengers, requiring twice as many seats in the concourse, and twice as much space. Therefore, due to space limitation within the terminal concourse, there has to be fewer gates.
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Before I forget (read: get sucked into my Russian translation homework) has anybody on here calculated the percent-full numbers for Allegiant?

More mathematically-inclined people than I tend to run the numbers on here for BA monthly but I don't think I've seen anything on how they're doing.

It also looks like they've installed the escalator at customs
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Before I forget (read: get sucked into my Russian translation homework) has anybody on here calculated the percent-full numbers for Allegiant?

More mathematically-inclined people than I tend to run the numbers on here for BA monthly but I don't think I've seen anything on how they're doing.

It also looks like they've installed the escalator at customs
If my calculations are right, the load factor for July was around 74%.
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has anybody on here calculated the percent-full numbers for Allegiant?
Allegiant's service to Las Vegas only operates 4 times per week. They're using MD80's which seat 166. I looked at all the Allegiant flights for July on Flight Aware and there were 17 roundtrips (34 total flights.)

34 x 166 = 5,644 available seats. Total passengers carried during July was 4,978. 4,978 divided by 5,644 = 0.88, so the load factor was 88%
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If my calculations are right, the load factor for July was around 74%.
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Allegiant's service to Las Vegas only operates 4 times per week. They're using MD80's which seat 166. I looked at all the Allegiant flights for July on Flight Aware and there were 17 roundtrips (34 total flights.)

34 x 166 = 5,644 available seats. Total passengers carried during July was 4,978. 4,978 divided by 5,644 = 0.88, so the load factor was 88%
Thanks y'all

I'm glad to see they're doing well. Looks like Aeromar is the only new airline with issues on this front.
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