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Old 11-14-2014, 01:19 PM
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That's a big expansion. Approx 250 flights per day.

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Old 11-14-2014, 01:25 PM
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Delta Seeks to Nearly Triple Seattle Gates in Alaska Challenge - Bloomberg

Delta Air Lines Inc. wants to almost triple its gates at the Seattle airport to expand its newest West Coast hub and gateway to Asia, challenging market leader Alaska Airlines.

The world’s third-largest carrier is seeking 30 gates at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in the long term, Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson said yesterday in a recorded message to employees. The Atlanta-based airline currently has 11 gates, an airport spokesman said in mid-September.

“We’re making good progress on our discussion to upgrade the facility and to turn Seattle into a huge international gateway for Delta, (DAL)” Anderson said on the employee call.

Delta has been confronting Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK)'s Alaska on its home turf for more than a year as they fight for market share. Delta has designated Seattle as a hub from which to offer an increasing number of flights to Asia. That’s been infringing on Seattle-based Alaska, which currently controls about 40 percent of the traffic from its home airport.

Delta did not immediately return a call today seeking comment.

Anderson’s message suggests the carrier is pushing beyond a previously stated goal. In September, Seattle airport spokesman Perry Cooper said Delta wanted about 150 flights a day at the airport by 2017. That would require 19 or 20 gates, assuming eight flights a day from each gate, Cooper said.

Sea-Tac, as the airport is commonly known, determines how many gates to grant airlines each year according to formula using their number of outbound seats as of August, Cooper said in September.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:02 PM
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Going to need a lot of gates in order to park all these RJs.

Delta adds Denver, Boise, Sacramento, Ketchikan and Sitka from Seattle - Yahoo Finance
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Going to need a lot of gates in order to park all these RJs.
Relax, Pelican: we got this. Whining about the Delta flying being done by RJ's is our job. You just stick to whining about Seattle flying being done by Delta.

And Juno.
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Looks like A350's heading to SEA!
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:44 PM
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How does one apply to Delta?
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Pelican View Post
Going to need a lot of gates in order to park all these RJs.

Delta adds Denver, Boise, Sacramento, Ketchikan and Sitka from Seattle - Yahoo Finance
The RJ infestation is indeed still problematic, but not to worry...the airframes in SEA will get bigger, and bigger and bigger!
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:02 AM
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Latest from crew resources is that they believe there is justification to put a 737 base in SEA. Hmmmmm...............
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:31 AM
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Next summer 4 daily rounds to ANC from SEA all on the 73, this past summer was what, 2?
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Hope a lot of junior AS pilots have DAL apps in.
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