I don't think you'll ever see DL
again. That route was merely a tag off the DFW
route with very little local traffic. PNS
now has 4 daily flights to DFW
's, so the stop in MSY
is unnecessary. USExpress used to fly PNS
with BE1900's and even that has been cancelled.
As for other new routes out of MSY
, I don't think you'll see too much. MSY
is very low-yield and would likely only be viable with Song. MSY
is also low-yielding and does damage to DFW
. The only way I see MSY
coming back is if DL
gets a 100 seat mainline plane capable of covering that distance. This could happen but it will be 3-5 years down the road.
has largely given up on LAX
isn't really viable.
could come back if DL
is able to rebuild JFK
is trying to rebuild the feed to JFK
...recent additions of IND
. Plus, DL
wants to make life at JFK
hard for JBLU. I could even see DL
running 1-2x daily JFK
on Song if things really rebound.
could come back as a Chautauqua RJ
is pushing to expand in Florida, so adding MSY
might help. However, it seems the bulk of DL
's focus will be on FLL
Unfortunately, any mainline expansion by DL
anywhere in the next year or two is unlikely, seeing how DL
has no mainline planes due for delivery.