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by NolaMD88fan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

LAX772LR wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
NK appears to be going nearly all-in next month

I do wonder if their plans (if indeed they ever had any) to use MSY for transfer traffic, especially to limited international, are still on track then??


It looks like it. Both CUN and SAP are still in the schedule.

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by NolaMD88fan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Very glad to see the taxiway extension proceeding along. Once things get back to normal, the decision to extend the taxiway will be very beneficial to airfield ops. AA and WN have definitely been the beneficiaries of the slow response to increased demand by UA and DL here at MSY. NK appears to be go...

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

bretonrlong wrote:
Does anyone have anymore info on BA restart? From the looks of it they have loaded MSY>LHR into the schedule starting Aug 1 - 6x weekly (MTWTFS ex SUN).


Completely dependent on what travel restrictions are in place. I wouldn't expect them back until later this Fall.

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

The December year over year change in international load factor was +11.2%. My mistake in not catching my error earlier.

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by NolaMD88fan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

March 2020 domestic and December and Annual 2019 international load factors and passenger numbers by route have been calculated. International load factor for all carriers in December was 79.9%. Passenger traffic increased by 32.9% and seat count increased by 14.3% resulting in no change in load fac...

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by NolaMD88fan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

For the week of July 13, 2020 I am seeing WN at 216 weekly departures at MSY. Routes resuming Aug 11 - STL Sep 13 - MCI, LAX, SAT, SAN Nov 1 - RDU Still no BOS, CUN, IND, PIT, SMF, SJC Thanks for the update. Looks like all of our normal daily destinations will be back by September. Slowly but surel...

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by NolaMD88fan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Pretty cool site that you can use to track booking activity for flights and hotels. The slight dip during the current week is simply reflective of the week not being complete. Flight bookings were down 41% last week as compared to the same period in 2019. Bookings bottomed out at 79% below 2019 leve...

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by NolaMD88fan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 212
Views: 22344

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Glad to see bookings are trending up in New Orleans. Only down 41% from 2019 last week after bottoming out at 79% down in early April. Things have reopened here including bars and some live indoor music in a limited capacity. The virus is largely under control with good contact tracing going on. htt...

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by NolaMD88fan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

WN is now over 1/3rd of the way back to pre-COVID departure count with 28 departures scheduled tomorrow. MSY was at 77 departures daily the first week of March. AA is 2nd with 11 departures which is also around 1/3rd of the way back from pre-COVID numbers. AA and WN account for 83% of all departures...

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by NolaMD88fan
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

They might have in 2018, but it was 2x weekly last year.

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in December and year to date. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing December- MSY-LHR ranked 8th out of 12 routes in pax count fallin...

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by NolaMD88fan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

UA is adding back some service in July. From 3 daily flights in June to 7 daily flights in July.

IAH = 3x daily
DEN = 1x daily
ORD = 1x daily
EWR = 1x daily
IAD = 1x daily

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by NolaMD88fan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

braniff2hav wrote:
Well, I awoke this morning .. and discover ... British Airways has zeroed out all flights MSY LHR non-stop through July 31, only available from August 01... pretty much expected.
Same for IAH and AUS and BNA.


Not surprising given all of the entry restrictions on both side of the Atlantic.

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by NolaMD88fan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

One thing that will help with restarting TATL and other international flights as we gradually get back to normal is that we remain very popular with the overseas crowd. In 2019, New Orleans was the 23rd most visited city in the United States by overseas visitors. We have consistently ranked 22nd or ...

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by NolaMD88fan
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

LAX772LR wrote:
Had they started the PHX resumption before the disease, or were they still planning to and never relaunched?


PHX started up back in December. Load factor was decent through February, but no data on how yields were.

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun May 31, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Great to see WN, NK, and AA keeping and/or adding back flights.

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by NolaMD88fan
Thu May 28, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Nothing other than keeping the routes in their schedules.

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by NolaMD88fan
Sat May 23, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

SunsetLimited wrote:
Both AS and G4 leaving MSY, per CARES act exemptions.


Makes sense for now. AS will be back quicker than G4 based on past performance. G4 never really took hold here.

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by NolaMD88fan
Fri May 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Good numbers to see and I hope that our cautious approach pays off with a faster tourism rebound compared to the likes of Florida and Texas. TS in particular seems to have be doing great for such a new route. I listened to a bit of the aviation board meeting yesterday. Not much of note, but they di...

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by NolaMD88fan
Fri May 22, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

February 2020 domestic and November 2019 international load factors and passenger numbers by route have been calculated. International load factor for all carriers in November was 81.7%. Passenger traffic increased by 19.0% and seat count increased by 18.9% resulting in no change in load factor year...

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by NolaMD88fan
Fri May 22, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

I wonder why they opened up bookings in the first place? Hope they are back next Summer.

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by NolaMD88fan
Wed May 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

This is the perfect time to kick the interchange project into high gear, so it's great to see the hotel already coming down.

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by NolaMD88fan
Mon May 18, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in November and year to date. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing November- MSY-LHR ranked 5th out of 12 routes in pax count falli...

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by NolaMD88fan
Mon May 18, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in November and year to date. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing November- MSY-LHR ranked 5th out of 12 routes in pax count fallin...

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by NolaMD88fan
Sat May 16, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Good to see they are still pushing ahead with this.

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by NolaMD88fan
Fri May 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

QB504 wrote:
Perusing the schedule. Interesting that AA and WN have by far the most flights. Terminal B must be rocking compared to what's happened with DL and UA.


Along with NK. Major pullbacks by all of the carriers in concourse C. I'm hoping we'll see NK start to add some destinations back soon.

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by NolaMD88fan
Tue May 12, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 224
Views: 34453

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Excellent work SumChristianus. Nice to see a consistent increase in traffic over the past couple of weeks.

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by NolaMD88fan
Mon May 11, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?
Replies: 39
Views: 2971

Re: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?

Hopefully not too long. If someone is that uncomfortable, they probably shouldn't be flying in the first place.

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by NolaMD88fan
Fri May 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Re: DE... much of the time, there's a delay between what's posted in OAG and what is shown on the airline website....but not always. I think the key will be if the flights are still showing this Sunday. In other news, COPA has decided to retire all 73G's... IMO, not good news for their lower volume...

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by NolaMD88fan
Fri May 08, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

And so it begins...UK CAA stats are out for March. https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Airport_stats/Airport_data_2020_03/Table_12_1_Intl_Air_Pax_Traffic_Route_Analysis.pdf The MSY-LHR route had an estimated load factor of 77.4% in March. There...

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by NolaMD88fan
Thu May 07, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

February 2020 statistics. https://www.flymsy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Airline-Statistics-February-2020.pdf The airport reported 1,110,097 passengers in February which was a 12.1% increase over February 2019. MSY was the 37th busiest airport in the nation year to date and was positioned between...

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun May 03, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

January 2020 domestic and October 2019 international load factors and passenger numbers by route have been calculated. International load factor for all carriers in October was 82.5%. Passenger traffic fell by -8.8% and seat count fell by -9.9% resulting in a 1% increase in load factor year over yea...

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by NolaMD88fan
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

DE got a reprieve today courtesy of German govt and Hessian state loan guarantees. MSY needs to keep the BA and DE signs up (even though they won't return this summer) https://www.aerotime.aero/aerotime.team/24877-germany-pledges-550m-lifeline-to-ailing-condor Flights are now for sale beginning Jun...

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by NolaMD88fan
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in October and year to date. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing October- MSY-LHR ranked 11th out of 19 routes in pax count falling...

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

January 2020 statistics. https://www.flymsy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Airline-Statistics-January-2020.pdf The airport reported 1,070,547 passengers in January which was a 6.9% increase over January 2019. MSY was the 35th busiest airport in the nation and was positioned between HOU and RDU. Mixe...

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

LAX772LR wrote:
MSY-LHR nonstop is still bookable for the fall on BA's site and others, so while I understand it's not a reflection of their expectant fall schedule; it still somewhat gives *some* hope that it'll come back.


The route performed well, so hoping it made the cut.

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

As stated in a previous post, MSY finished 2019 as the 38th busiest airport in the country ranking between RDU and OAK. The airport had the 21st highest growth rate at 3.98%, and was positioned between MSP and SEA. BNA was the fastest growing airport at 14.24% growth. MDW saw the biggest decline in ...

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by NolaMD88fan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

The airport posted December 2019 statistics. They also posted January and February 2020 data, but I will address that in subsequent posts as I need to gather data for other airports to see how we ranked first. https://www.flymsy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Airline-Statistics-December-2019.pdf, Th...

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by NolaMD88fan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

New Orleans airport has third-most TSA agents stricken with coronavirus among U.S. airports https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/article_9caa2260-801a-11ea-b427-c7e494edb7ba.html This makes sense since we have the 2nd highest per capita testing rate in the nation. I wonder if they tested all of t...

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by NolaMD88fan
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

All projects are under review at this point, but no decisions have been made.

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by NolaMD88fan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

Total non-sequitur, but booked on what may be one of my final MD-88 flight in August with DL. Flying back from DSM through ATL after visiting an old college buddy and his family. Mad dogs are by far my favorite aircraft (thus my handle), so it will be a bittersweet end to what will be a nice vacation.

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by NolaMD88fan
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

LAX772LR wrote:
Can't tell if the rear one was using the gate at D-South or not...


No gates used. Just a weird angle. Crew were taken to the aircraft on buses and they boarded using air stairs.

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by NolaMD88fan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

So cool to see two 744 parked at MSY. Shared from local spotters page. https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/92466629_10156659067461268_1957305682998853632_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=bMdfXb7kqyQAX9uwrdu&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=1397a2286701c8941d719a8bf667e3...

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by NolaMD88fan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wuhan Airport Resumes Scheduled Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 3879

Re: Wuhan Airport Resumes Scheduled Flights

This is great news!

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by NolaMD88fan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19015

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

F9 cancelled our June flights to PHL, and we now have a credit to use for a future flight. Already re-booked with AA. I think they will be around as travel demand picks up over the Summer and Fall. Now it's time to figure out where we go with those credits.

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12386

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

Aviation geek = freaking awesome. Human being = sad about why they were here.

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by NolaMD88fan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

ET flew 4 777-200LR aircraft to MSY today to pick up Carnival Cruise line crews based out of Galveston, New Orleans, and Mobile. Mixed feelings about it. Cool to see the ET livery here, but also sad that is due to everything going on right now. https://flightaware.com/live/findflight?origin=KMSY&...

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by NolaMD88fan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

UK CAA stats are out for February. https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Airport_stats/Airport_data_2020_02/Table_12_1_Intl_Air_Pax_Traffic_Route_Analysis.pdf The MSY-LHR route had an estimated load factor of 74.6% in February. There were 6,708 p...

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by NolaMD88fan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 35762

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

December and Annual 2019 domestic and September 2019 international load factors and passenger numbers by route have been calculated. International load factor for all carriers in September was 76.0%. Passenger traffic fell by -1.3% and seat count fell by -6.1% resulting in a 3.7% increase in load fa...

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