A couple of things here...
1) I'm glad they are using the 1900's instead of the Caravans...but aren't 1900C's unpressurized?
2) Lakefront Airport instead of MSY is an interesting proposition. There wouldn't be the chance to get any connecting traffic there, but it would be easier to use from an operations standpoint. Also, it's a little closer to downtown, and since they are going after business traffic, that may turn out to be a good thing.