I feel like the gate system is ok but could be improved. For small airports its perfect. So currently, we can only set boarding desks just before the jetbridge or the airside shuttle bus stop, but I feel like we should be able to put the boarding desk before a waiting room, where passengers would have “pre-boarded” and once they can start boarding the aircraft, they would do so without any further checks, as their boarding passes would have already been checked. This is done in many airports such as BKK and DXB.
As well as that, I feel like the boarding desks could be improved with the implementation of self boarding desks, where only one staff member is needed for an infinite amount of boarding desks per gate. Perfect for cost savings!!!
Also, it would be nice if we would have boarding desks with only one lane, and so it would be cheaper to purchase and maintain as well as it would take up less space in our terminal.