While the MSY forumers are reminiscing about past European services, is one in the near future conceivable?
...though, at this point, probably not be what we most want
it to be: which is Air France (or really anyone) nonstop to Paris.
We came soooooo close in 2001, when DL
nearly inaugurated DFW
with a daily 763ER.... Air France having primarily killed that one for us as well
Lack of scheduled feed could be a b!tch, fortunately the O&D is certainly there... but the question is yield
. Filling up the steerage cabin would be absolutely no problem in just about any aircraft... but the limited number J/C seats outgoing could be.
We basically have the same advantages and disadvantages as Las Vegas
... yet they've managed to create an impressive porfolio of scheduled intercontinental service: Virgin, BMI
, JAL, etc.
At this point, we'd take what we can get. Our most promising chances for a scheduled Euro nonstop seem to be Martinair
to Amsterdam, or Lufthansa
to Frankfurt... those two being the Euro airlines to show most (if any) interest in a nonstop to MSY