MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6242 posts, RR: 51 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1443 times:
Hey Fred, well, I can't say much (as nothing official has been announced yet), but I will say that I have a hunch that you'll see LAX-MSY before too long. The numbers are there for the service to be successful.
And if I had my way (which I don't), I'd love to see a daily MSY-MCI-DEN one-stop flight flown with a CR7 or 318. It would re-introduce nonstop servcice between MSY and MCI. Vanguard got a decent amount of local traffic between the two cities (on average I'd say about 60-70 passengers per flight just travelling between MCI and MSY), so I would expect F9 to get the same.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6242 posts, RR: 51 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1424 times:
You are right about Southwest being stagnant. One new flight added in over two years. Wowww! Talk about impressive! Way to go WN!!!
AA has actually claimed the title of "2nd largest carrier in New Orleans" in April in terms of total passenger boardings. As of October they'll be running 19 mainline and 1 connection flight a day. Not too bad considering just a couple of years back they only had about 11 total flights. Who would have ever guessed that AA, who didn't start service here until 1981 or something like that, would surpass DELTA AIR LINES in terms of the number of passengers and the number of daily mainline flights from New Orleans. Unreal.
Frntman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 209 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 1216 times:
From what limited knowledge I have of the MSY operation, I have also head that it is one of (if not) the most expensive airport we operate at. I think the landing fees are something along the lines of $4 per 1000 lbs landed. Yikes!
As with many other airports, the airport leases are being negotiated, so hopefully the costs will drop if a signatory contract is signed at MSY.
If memory serves me correctly, I believe we already operate off a gate with access into the Customs and Immigration facilities in MSY. This seems like it would be a fairly seamless addition for CUN service.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6242 posts, RR: 51 Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
This is good news. LAX has always been a top destination from MSY. Direct flights are certainly more convenient than connecting flights (although let's face it, connecting in DEN is not exactly a pain in the neck). As a matter of fact, we will have the latest "direct" flight between MSY and LAX. Continental has a 753 going out at 3:37pm, and after that, only United's 7:20pm nonstop and connecting service. Like you, I also hope that this is a sign of better things to come. I have a good feeling about it anyway!