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UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Mon May 24, 2004 6:02 am

I wonder if some of these additions have anything to do with Independence Air's planned service to MSY with A319's, as well as WN's new MSY-PHL nonstop service? Hmmmm....

USAirways will be adding the following flights from MSY as of September:

* One additional nonstop to DCA (total of three)
* One additional nonstop to PHL (total of four)
* One additional nonstop to CLT (total of five...and yes, I know this isn't in direct response to IndyAir)

All new flights will be flown with B737-300's, and all will operate daily.

United will be upgrading it's 4:45pm nonstop to IAD from an Air Wisconsin CRJ to a mainline A319...the A319 will also be operating the 9:25pm flight back to MSY. UA will then have two mainline flights and one CRJ flight between MSY and IAD.

Other new flights on the horizon:

Air Tran (5th ATL flight as of 11/1)
American (4th ORD flight as of 10/1)
 
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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Mon May 24, 2004 8:07 am

Independence Air's planned service to MSY with A319's

....they ever give a date for these yet?
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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Mon May 24, 2004 8:30 am

Well, Is that make beef up more new flights out of MSY.
 
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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Mon May 24, 2004 8:48 am

Now if US would just start BOS-MSY...
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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Mon May 24, 2004 8:56 am

...or how about MSY-CUN  Laugh out loud



Anywho, could see BOS-MSY coming back with either AA, or initiated by US/DL. Any could prolly make it work.
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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Mon May 24, 2004 9:08 am

Well, in the news here (MSY) is the building of a new runway. Not until 2025 will MSY reach fully capacity. 10yrs later than expected due to 9/11. They say it takes 20yrs to build a runway. Now that's some real slow building.

You are wondering why I am mentioning this in this post. We need to expand our airport in someway. The airlines are looking at adding or adding additional flights or bringing bigger a/c to MSY. Our mayor, Ray Nagin, was talking about selling Louie Armstrong Intl Airport and building a new one. That is unnecessary. All we need to do is expand our terminals some how.

Back to the post. I am thrilled to see all this happening. We are starting to see some well deserved action here at MSY.
 
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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Mon May 24, 2004 9:13 am

Fred, no firm date for I-Air as far as I know, probably sometime this Winter, maybe early next year.

The AA BOS-MSY flight is scheduled to return this November/December according to an AA Supervisor here. It probably won't be loaded in the schedules until sometime this Summer.

PS- Delta will be adding an 11th daily ATL flight, albeit with a CRJ, in a couple of weeks. It will be a 7:45pm departure with an 11:30pm retrun from ATL.


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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Fri May 28, 2004 3:42 am

US AIRWAYS BOLSTERS ITS FALL SCHEDULE TO NEW ORLEANS

ARLINGTON, Va., May 27, 2004 -- US Airways will add six daily flights in New Orleans this fall, bringing more service to and from Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

In addition to the four existing flights, a fifth daily Charlotte flight will operate Sept. 8 through Nov. 6, using 126-seat Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The flight will depart Charlotte at 2:10 p.m., and will arrive in New Orleans at 3:08 p.m. The return flight will depart New Orleans at 3:50 p.m., and will arrive in Charlotte at 6:40 p.m.

From Sept. 8 until Nov. 6, a fourth daily New Orleans-Philadelphia flight will operate using Airbus A320 family aircraft. The flight will depart Philadelphia at 8:15 a.m., and will arrive at 10:28 a.m. The return flight will depart New Orleans at 10:20 a.m., and will arrive in Philadelphia at 2:07 p.m.

A third daily roundtrip Washington National-New Orleans flight will operate Sept. 8 through Nov. 5, using Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The flight will depart Washington at 8:30 a.m., and will arrive in New Orleans at 10:07 a.m. The return flight will depart New Orleans at 10:50 a.m., and will arrive in Washington at 2:17 p.m.

"New Orleans’ food, nightlife, architecture and music make the city an excellent destination year-round for both business and leisure travelers," said Andrew P. Nocella, US Airways vice president of network and revenue management. "New Orleans has proven to be a strong performer in a typically off-peak travel period, and this increased capacity reflects our efforts to get our customers where they want to go, when they want to go."

"These additional flights reflect the strength of our traffic base in off-peak periods. As the weather turns cool in the fall, New Orleans offers travelers just the right temperature for conventions, meetings or just plain relaxation," said Roy Williams, director of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

From New Orleans, US Airways currently operates eleven daily roundtrip flights, with nonstop service to Charlotte, New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington National Airport.

US Airways is the nation’s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,300 flights per day. For more information on US Airways flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways online at usairways.com, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.

Reporters needing additional information should contact US Airways Corporate Affairs at (703) 872-5100.
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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Fri May 28, 2004 3:56 am

The heck with a new runway. As I recall, MSY used to be MUCH busier in the '70's and '80's with DL having 50+ flts/day, and NA having 25 or so. EA, Texas International, Southern, Braniff all had 10-15 per day. And, there were many more "heavies" into MSY back in those days. NA and DL would often have 2-3 widebodies in each at a time. If SAN can be as busy an airport as they are with 1 main runway, MSY can get by on their 2, can't they?
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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Fri May 28, 2004 4:10 am

Fred, no firm date for I-Air as far as I know, probably sometime this Winter, maybe early next year.

As if they'll be around for that long!

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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Fri May 28, 2004 8:53 am

As I recall, MSY used to be MUCH busier in the '70's and '80's

On the international front, you're sadly correct!  Sad


During the 70s & 80s, MSY enjoyed scheduled nonstop service to Paris, London, Amsterdam, Venezuela, Belize, various destinations in Mexico, etc... all on major carriers.

Now, our sole int'l nonstops are to Canada and Honduras. Sort of a disheartening decline  Crying
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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Fri May 28, 2004 11:15 am

When does the AA BOS-MSY nonstop go away? I am flying on it tomorrow, and there are only 2-3 seats open, and it is pretty full on Saturday too...

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RE: UA And US Beef Up MSY-Northeast Service

Fri May 28, 2004 11:20 am

BOS-MSY ends on 5/31 and word is it will come back in November/December. AA was apparently pleased with the performance of the route. Hopefully it'll end up being a year-round thing sooner or later.


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