Virgin to MSY? Upon intial observation, it sounds quite daft, but when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. The only international carriers that fly out of MSY are Central American airlines, and one currently has to fly to either IAH, DFW, or ATL (which are the closest european gateways) to catch a flight to Europe. Mardi Gras is a plus, but the biggest draw would be the casinos over in Biloxi and Gulfport, only about an hour's drive from MSY. As for future Virgin expansion, I honestly see them taking on Delta and BA on the ATL-LGW (maybe LHR if things work out), and I also see them heading to Mexico also.