YX entered the MSY
market not long after Vanguard started MCI
service. The YX
service was initially twice daily with the DC9-10, and eventually became a once-daily DC9-30 service for the last six or so months of its existence. While Vanguard usually enjoyed heavy loads in the market (as they were targeting the leisure traveller), the YX
flights were going out usually half-full on weekdays, mostly with business flyers. Unfortunately, MSY
is not exactly a huge business market. YX
never really marketed itself here, and I dare say most people in the area never even knew they flew here.
If they came back with MD
-80 Saver Service to MCI
they could probably do pretty well, as there is no longer any MSY
nonstop service, but I doubt they will. That being said, they still have their ticket counter sign hanging up over their old check-in positions.