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Detroit Airport-Closed Gates
(2008-08-11)
(wgvu) - - A quarter of the 24 gates at Detroit
Metropolitan Airport's North Terminal will not be leased when the
new facility opens in September.
The Detroit News reports cutbacks in seating capacity by the
airline industry is the reason behind the six gates not being in
use.
Experts say the gates could remain closed for some time as
flights are cuts and airlines move toward smaller planes to cope
with the high cost of jet fuel.
Capacity reductions by the airlines have ranged from 8 percent
to 13 percent.
A firm that compiles carrier schedules reports that many service
cuts at the airport in Romulus will be by airlines operating at the
$426 million facility.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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