A couple of things caught my eye: They mentioned having the public involved in a test run prior to opening. That had been a question for me and something that would be fun to do. One of the captions said DL, UA, and NK on concourse C. Previous plans also had B6 on C. I wonder if that was a mistake o...Jump to post
http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allegiant-announces-aircraft-base-savannah-new-jobs-and-future Two aircraft base; no new routes at this point State and local officials joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today as the company announced plans t...Jump to post
Good to see BA filling up in the slower months. Sounds like March has been excellent for them as well. IIRC their prices were a bit lower this winter than before, so it speaks to the ability of the market to be stimulated with the right fare. As with the talk of AF to CDG, people are will to drive i...Jump to post
Heard some rather amusing "facts" about the new airport from some lay people last night. These people were all totally convinced of these facts. There's a ton of mis-information out there about the project, but the airport has been terrible at communicating with the public. Most informati...Jump to post
Looks like SY extended their schedule and is bringing back MSP 3 weekly in September. The odd thing is that there appear to be MSY turns on Monday and Thursday, but a Friday morning arrival from MSP and a Sunday morning departure back to MSP. So unless they plan to leave the plane sitting here for t...Jump to post
Looking at last year's available data, G4 seems to have a massive advantage over WN with Pittsburgh point-of-sale for the majority of the year. With regards to WN, they seem to do much better with New Orleans point-of-sale than that from Pittsburgh, as every single month they flew the route last ye...Jump to post
Would love for spirit to give New Orleans or Detroit a shot. Bring back Dallas (but I know AA ran them off the route) as well since those flights are expensive. Other than that I think spirit has reached the level service we are going to get from them unless they open new cities that are not leisur...Jump to post
Looks like the third ATR is on it's way to MCO now:
An ATR is still on the schedule for the April 1 MCO-HSV. Will be interesting to see if it finally goes into service after all of the delays.
Notably LAX, DEN and AUS are 3 daily, MDW, BWI and MCO, 4 daily and SAT 2 daily. In addition to what was mentioned above, ATL, DCA, DAL, and LGA see extra Sunday flights and HOU, DEN, and LAX have one fewer on Sundays. As for SMF, a bit surprising seeing that they even made the service daily last De...Jump to post
Doing a spot check of the WN schedule extension into October shows MSY up to 64 weekday and 73 Sunday departures. That's up roughly 8-10 compared to last fall. I read somewhere recently that the second garage is going to be partially opening in July and complete in September. I think that was from a...Jump to post
I guess it's clever of NK to go knocking in WN territory at a time when WN is completely tied up with Hawaii and possibly a need to either ground or update a big chunk of its fleet. NK seems to like to announce several things in close succession. Wonder if we'll see another new station or new routes...Jump to post
GNO INC . . . the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Didn't one of them recently get renamed? Was just thinking about that. I think it's now "New Orleans & Co." I'm not surprised that Paris is a priority for a number of business leaders, however it would be interesting to know...Jump to post
My big question is how will the gates be allocated. I imagine there will be more shared/common use that at present. Last I heard was DL/UA/AC/B6/NK on C WN/AA/AS on B and F9/SY/BA/CM/DE and any others on A. Assuming 9-10 gates for DL/UA/AC, 1 for B6 and 3-4 for NK, that will be fairly tight on C (15...Jump to post
The Local Consulate led a big push for AF service to CDG culminating in a public visit from AF officials in 2015. That was before BA announced. My guess is that AF was put on the back burner for a few years to allow BA and DE to develop and talks recently resumed in earnest. Probably targeting a sum...Jump to post
If CLE and Ohio taxpayers want to plow in $15-16m over a few years to swap EI for FI, then they can probably get EI into town. I'd have to disagree on a few points; 15-16 million maybe for LHR or AMS but that kind of subsidy seems way out of the ball park for EI 321 service. And without know the fr...Jump to post
Cleveland.com reported https://www.cleveland.com//news/2019/03/is-aer-lingus-coming-to-cleveland-hopkins-billboards-near-airport-raise-the-possibility.html that several billboards went up near Hopkins Airport with an outline of Ohio in orange, Ireland in green, and the words "Aer Lingus,"...Jump to post
Apart from the potential access/traffic issues, this is one area that I'm disappointed in. You'd think they would put in some sort of belt to bring bags out to the gates and to baggage claim to do away with the need for all of those carts driving around.Jump to post
Great article in the PD by Steve Litt, wonderful architecture critic. Kudos to bringing light to the issue. If PIT costs $1b, which is I think very doubtful— the drawings look like an airport in Singapore, not the US (ie too expensive for US stomachs)— then CLE will cost far, far more. Unless the I...Jump to post
Yesterday's board meeting approved about $6.5M more in change orders. I wonder if those are still tenant build-outs or something else. Wouldn't expect to see too many changes less than three months out. http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Publications/FebruaryAgenda-ACTIONFINAL.pdf Any word on if they will ...Jump to post
Appreciate the post as always, Enilria. Nice to see that NK has extended MSY to PHL and CMH into the fall, those were announced as seasonal. Looks like NK is cutting a lot of Tuesday/Wednesday flying in the should period, especially with new and leisure markets. Also nice to see AS bringing the seco...Jump to post
Nice to check this one off the list. I'm a bit surprised they went in with only 4 routes, but these seem to be selected to minimize the risk of retaliation from AA. All are hubs/focus cities for other airlines. Looking at the top 50 or so markets, there are only a few left without NK: SLC, BNA, STL,...Jump to post
G4 extended their schedule into November. RDU is gone after August and IND doesn't appear to be returning for the fall. CVG and USA continue throughout the schedule and PIT and SDF return in October. IND is a surprise if they don't bring it back in the winter/spring. NK could probably make it work a...Jump to post
Michael Linenberg -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst If I take a market like Raleigh to New Orleans, which I know you're going to start in May. It looks like allegiance going to be on that market, Frontier's going to be in that market, that's a Southwest market, I think Delta is going to add service . Tha...Jump to post
Thought some of you might be interested to see that NK's RDU-MSY route got a mention in the latest earnings call: Michael Linenberg -- Deutsche Bank -- Analyst Yes. Hey, good morning, everyone. Hey, Matt, question to you as it relates to route selection since it's been, real integral to I think your...Jump to post
I haven't had a chance to hear that part of the call, but it would seem to me that NK would be looking at LGA, DCA, ORD, LAX, CLT, SLC, BNA, and MEX in the near to medium term, all of which are either slot controlled or have limited gate availability. I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to grab som...Jump to post
I haven't had a chance to hear that part of the call, but it would seem to me that NK would be looking at LGA, DCA, ORD, LAX, CLT, SLC, BNA, and MEX in the near to medium term, all of which are either slot controlled or have limited gate availability. I wouldn't be shocked if they tried to grab some...Jump to post
Looks like they are doing more testing/training/proving runs. N216NX (to be changed to N401SV) flew FLL-MCO and MCO-MEM over the past few days. The ATR appears on the HSV-MCO in early March now.Jump to post
Between an extra DFW and the 2nd LAX flight, it should be close. The second LAX flight is going seasonal, but the DFW is upgauging to A321. So a bit of a wash. When is it going seasonal? I checked a bunch of random dates and it still shows 2 daily year-round It showed up in the OAG this week. PHL g...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:msycajun wrote:Between an extra DFW and the 2nd LAX flight, it should be close.
The second LAX flight is going seasonal, but the DFW is upgauging to A321.
So a bit of a wash.
ICYMI - AA is adding a 9th DFW flight, putting them at 30 departures this summer. I was kinda hoping for PHX though...
I wonder if they'll overtake DL this year. Between an extra DFW and the 2nd LAX flight, it should be close. DL hasn't done much except a few weekend flights.
It looks like WN is pulling out of MEX completely. I wonder if MEX demand is that weak or WN is just having a difficult time making it work. Hopefully the decrease in capacity makes MSY-MEX more appealing to DL/AM or NK decides to take the slots and give it a try.Jump to post
In case it was missed here, DL is started a Sat/Sun RDU service on a CR9 this summer. Appears to go away for late Aug/Sept and back in Oct. Looking at the growth on both ends, I wouldn't be surprised to eventually see multiple daily between NK/DL and maybe WN, similar to how AUS is going from 1 dail...Jump to post
Might be possible for WN as long as they don’t fly the route from SFO. But they do fly MSY-OAK.... in addition to their MSY-SJC flight. ;) Judging by the numbers provided, the Bay Area can support two dailies. Is OAK-MSY daily? Well...it currently supports 3-4 daily. UA goes 2 daily to SFO seasonal...Jump to post
At over 160PDEW, that route has been overdue for a daily service for a while now. WN and DL have been caught sleeping on that one. I think it's notable that MSY has been included with most of their large bases for new cities, even over DFW and IAH. That suggests to me that there is a long-term stra...Jump to post
Have also heard a "lot" of rumors recently from people who'd know that a May opening might not happen. Just a ton of interior build out still to do, from what I understand. But, we'll see. I've been told the same thing. I've been told the airport has known that May wasn't a possibility fo...Jump to post
There are a couple of substantial change orders on this week's board agenda, but nothing to indicate a delay in opening at this point. Less than four months to go now. Also looks like Vino Volo was selected for the concourse A wine concept. http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Publications/JanuaryAgenda-FINA...Jump to post
At over 160PDEW, that route has been overdue for a daily service for a while now. WN and DL have been caught sleeping on that one. I think it's notable that MSY has been included with most of their large bases for new cities, even over DFW and IAH. That suggests to me that there is a long-term strat...Jump to post
Fargo wrote:This leaves BNA, STL and CVG as the only remaining major midsized markets that don’t have NK.
BNA is the most surprising given it’s massive tourist appeal, I wonder what’s going on?
I think having a big livestreamed announcement limits it somewhat. I can't imagine that for an AS PDX or SAN route. My guesses would be LH to FRA Significant DL expansion, possibly including MEX. I could see them trying to push AA off LHR before AMS Entrance of NK with several routes G4 major expans...Jump to post
Sounds like the ATRs are just waiting for the final inspection to enter into service. I'm sure there will be a backlog and delay with the shutdown: https://thepointsguy.com/news/this-florida-airlines-new-planes-are-grounded-due-to-shutdown/?fbclid=IwAR39GFKi0JJtXRe03T287DkxZwn-kM9bbkedDjH3F48hujyNLU...Jump to post
An email was sent out yesterday with the following from the CEO. Most notably he still expects ATRs to enter service this quarter and more new destinations are on the way. Dear Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines Guests, On behalf of the 900 hardworking aviation professionals at Silver Airways and...Jump to post
Not sure how you can judge intricacy of design from a very poor quality photo There is a lot you can tell. For example, compare Pelli's rendering of the central atrium/skylight with the check-in desks (left) to the construction photo of the same view. Pelli designed a column-free space. But that's ...Jump to post