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Guess The New Airline Coming To MSY  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9460 times:

We'll be seeing a new (or returning) carrier here soon. The question is, which one?

Just a few minutes ago I saw some airport folks snooping around the old Frontier offices behind the currently vacant Frontier ticket counter, as well as the ticket counter iteself. So of course, I asked them. They responded with a fairly cold "we can't tell you". So I asked them "can you at least tell me if it's an airline?" (sort of an obvious question, but these didn't apprear to be the brightest folks). They responded by saying "yes it is but we can't tell you who".

So there you have it. Very vague answers, but it appears that we'll see a new or former carrier back in here fairly soon. Any guesses?

I think it'd probably be F9 with the 170's. I have heard from many people that F9 plans on resuming service here in '07. What about an airline like Spirit? I've always thought they'd do fairly well in New Orleans. Allegiant maybe, since there's currently only one nonstop to LAS? Here's an idea: Midwest....who would then have counter space right next to AirTran.

Let the guessing begin.

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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9431 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Here's an idea: Midwest

That would've been my guess with SkyWest CRJ's to MCI.

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
...who would then have counter space right next to AirTran.

Classic!  bouncy   stirthepot   bouncy 

-Mike



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9417 times:
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Midwest has said as much that they would be back this year.


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9381 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
Midwest has said as much that they would be back this year

I was not aware of that. That's good to hear.

Quoting Mikey711MN (Reply 1):
That would've been my guess with SkyWest CRJ's to MCI.

MSY-MCI always did well when NJ and YX flew the route. It's a market that's missed from here I'll tell you that much.


User currently offlineSpencerII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9322 times:

I think it's ExpressJet.

User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9314 times:

Good for midwest, especially good for MSY, glad to see more airlines coming back and aviation doing well down in the big easy.

Quoting Mikey711MN (Reply 1):
Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Here's an idea: Midwest

That would've been my guess with SkyWest CRJ's to MCI.

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
...who would then have counter space right next to AirTran.

Classic! bouncy stirthepot bouncy

It'll make it that much easier once it's just one counter then, huh?



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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9297 times:

MSY is an underrated airport. The section that I was in (UA/AA) back in May was kept up beautifully. MSY deserves another carrier for sure.


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9298 times:

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 5):
It'll make it that much easier once it's just one counter then, huh?

Yes it would...and since FL is likely to be adding more flights from here in the near future, it would be a bonus.

Quoting SpencerII (Reply 4):
I think it's ExpressJet

Now there's one I never thought of. Hmm...


User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9179 times:

Quoting SpencerII (Reply 4):
I think it's ExpressJet.

According to their jobs website, there are currently no listings for New Orleans. There is a lot of speculation regarding a new independent ExpressJet operation starting in cities that are posting GM and Airport Supervisor positions, but again, nothing for MSY.

-Mike



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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9161 times:

Well, I've snooped around, and I have confirmation on two things:

1) It is NOT Frontier, Midwest, Alaska, Mexicana, or Spirit.

2) Announcement will be made during the first week of February.

The anticipation is killing me!


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 9022 times:

Sun Country? TACA? Mexicana? AeroMexico? WestJet?


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days ago) and read 8997 times:

It's a domestic airline. Unfortunately AF/LH aren't on the horizon...for now.  

So I guess possible candidates include Sun Country (I don't see how), Allegiant (I guess I could see that), and....I have no idea.

[Edited 2007-01-20 00:51:48]

User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1398 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8925 times:

What are the top O&D destinations for MSY without nonstop service at the moment?


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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8862 times:

Whomever it is.. I hope that they made a stipulation..

"Before we start service, you have to bring your website into the 20th century". For real, it looks like the website is the original from when the internet first started..

But it should be interesting to see..

But from the list of all domesticate airlines currently flying independtly..
 checkmark American
 checkmark Delta
 checkmark Continental
 checkmark Northwest
 checkmark United
 checkmark US Airways
 checkmark AirTran
 checkmark jetBlue
Alaskan
Sun Country
Allegient
 down Aloha
 down Hawaiian
Sky Value
Western
 down Frontier
 down Midwest

have I missed anyone?



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26487 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8837 times:

Quoting Mikey711MN (Reply 1):
That would've been my guess with SkyWest CRJ's to MCI.

If anything, United bringing some OO in would be good.

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 11):
Unfortunately AF/LH aren't on the horizon...for now.

They would likely use Delta and United's counters respectively

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 13):
Alaskan

Alaska, no N



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8777 times:

From what I can tell, the top destinations from MSY with at least 200 daily pax..

 checkmark IAH
 checkmark NYC
 checkmark DFW
 checkmark ATL
 checkmark CHI
 checkmark LAX
 checkmark BWI
 checkmark MCO
 checkmark PHL
 checkmark TPA
 checkmark WAS
 checkmark LAS
 checkmark BNA
 checkmark DEN
OAK
 checkmark FLL
BHM
 checkmark BOS <-- I' m assuming
SAN
SEA
 checkmark DTW
MCI
 checkmark STL
RDU
SAT
 checkmark MSP
SFO



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26487 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8753 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 15):
BOS <-- I' m assuming

BOS isn't currently being served.



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User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8729 times:

I can't see NK going in. They are to busy adding Caribbean and South America flights to their route map. If the merger between Midwest and Airtran goes thru, I could see Midwest going in.

But, in all I would bet it to be Allegiant. They could do LAS, TPA, and MCO. Of course they would be up against WN on the TPA and MCO routes but they would be able to handle WN with out a problem.

I have also read that Westjet wants to add more US cities to it map this year.

And remember to that the Cruise Lines are starting to come back in MSY for 3,4, 5 and 7 night cruise to.

Just my thoughts
Chuck


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8711 times:

I am thinking that Allegiant makes the most sense out of the one's left.

I can't see SY starting service since MSY-MSP on NW is a thin market to say the least...one (sometimes two) daily DC-9's/A319's is all the market really requires.

Allegiant, however, would without question start MSY-LAS, which only sees one flight a day from WN currently. Since HP has not restarted the route, I could see Allegiant doing pretty well on it, even though they tend to stay away from routes with competing airlines. Also, perhaps they'd do some P2P from MSY....if they take over the entire F9 counter, they'd have five check in positions...more than needed if they only run one flight a day.

I guess we'll see...it should be interesting...perhaps it's Air Gumbo or Direct Air! lol


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8691 times:

Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 17):
Of course they would be up against WN on the TPA and MCO routes but they would be able to handle WN with out a problem.

Yes they would. WN is but a shell of its former self here, and they have seen a chunk of their passenger base switch over to DL/FL on flights to Florida. It's not hard to compete aginst WN nowadays down here.


User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5050 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8691 times:

Allegiant? This would be a good market for them.


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User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2004 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8623 times:

What about Express Jet's new operation?

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26487 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8544 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 18):
I am thinking that Allegiant makes the most sense out of the one's left.



Quoting F9Animal (Reply 20):
Allegiant? This would be a good market for them.

I disagree. Given the service levels of other airlines on the route (Southwest) or with good connections on the route (United, Continental, American), and the fact that the NOAB would likely not budge on fees for a carrier like Allegiant, I don't see them as coming. Certainly not to Vegas. If anything, I think they would start service to PIE. Either way, probably not.

Anyone for Air Canada?



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8484 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 22):
Anyone for Air Canada?

But it's supposed to be a domesticate airline. AC is still considered international (even though they are considered the 51st state.. oops.. LOL)



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User currently offlineLHPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8477 times:

Good to see MSY growing considering all the city has been through...I hope as the city prospers, the airport with return back to it's pre-Katrina level....

25 Cubsrule : While Canada is not the U.S., AC flights (at least any flights AC would likely run to MSY) are "domestic" in the sense that they do not require FIS.
26 Post contains links and images IAD51FL : ExpressJet Hiring General Manager at MSY Look what just got posted http://expressjet.recruitmax.com/mai...turnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight= Chris
27 MCOflyer : My two cents is on Expressjet or Allegiant. MCOflyer
28 Post contains images IAH777 : JPATS? Only in jest...
29 MSYtristar : Where would Expressjet fly to out of here?
30 MCOflyer : Thats a good question as I would like to know for who they are going to fly for. MCOflyer
31 MidEx216 : F9 has 170s? Or perhaps you meant B6? As for the topic at hand, I haven't the foggiest...I haven't heard anything floating around the ramp as to any
32 ConjureMe : From the Denver business journal on January 11th: "Frontier Airlines signed a nearly 13-year agreement with Indianapolis-based Republic Airlines to o
33 MidEx216 : Oh wow, missed that one. Good news though for F9. Glad to see they're opening up more.
34 N1120A : I missed the domestic part. My girlfriend would kill you if you she heard you call Canada that. Besides, AC would use United handling, so moot. Pre-c
35 COEI2007 : EK? A maybe a daily MSY-DXB with a 777-300ER???? Just kidding!!!
36 MSYtristar : No, no, no. Come on now. It wouldn't be daily, it would be thrice weekly.
37 ERJ170 : Oh Me Lord.. the list has grown! Expressjet currently looking for General Managers at: New Orleans Raleigh-Durham Tulsa Tucson Spokane San Diego San A
38 MSYtristar : Based on this list I could see MSY-MCI/RDU/SAT out of here. Also, I just talked to a friend over at Continental Cargo and he gave me a pretty strong
39 COEI2007 : Well, maybe a QR A340-600 to DOH thrice weekly, or EY 777 to AUH????? You never know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
40 Socalatc : Im sorry, this just bugs me.. ITS ALASKA.. There is NO "n" Carry on..
41 ERJ170 : Pardon me, everyone! Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines A
42 Antoniemey : Actually, their font style makes it look like Fllaska Flirlines.
43 Post contains images Mikey711MN : Just for conversation's sake, do you think Allegiant could set up some sort of "focus city" in MSY ala their entry into the Tampa-St. Pete market? IIR
44 N908AW : If anything, the focus city @ MSY wouldn't be ala PIE, it would be ala PSP. Sorta.
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