MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8665 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.
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.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 18 Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8067 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..
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7916 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
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7896 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.
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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