it looks like the current terminal has about ~45 gates, how many does the new one have? the new one looks like less gates =/?
Gates are typically the (other than runway capacity) largest constraint to growth, do they have plans to expand the new terminal to the east and west w/ more gates.
MSY is normally in a E/SE flow, but yet they didn't build a highspeed taxiway exit from rwy 11 to the ramp area for new north terminal.
That may increase runway occupancy times compared to current rwy 11 landings, exiting southbound onto taxiway F today.
Taxiway Golf does not extend to the starting point of rwy 11, for full length departures, which may require some strange taxi routes to get down and around to full length.
Rwy 20 landing which is common now, for flights arriving from E/NE will have to land and taxi back to new terminal across an active runway 11/29 to get to terminal. They need to build a highspeed taxiway from rwy 20 prior to taxiway E to assist.
looks a bit half-baked.
* NT will have 35 gates, with full terminal capacity to 42 gates
* currently no plans or designs on how the 7 extra gates will be built out (I'm guessing a rotunda like structure at the end of A, using the ramp area of the Atlantic FBO)
* Taxiway G will be imminently be extended west to the start of RW11 - that process is well in action
* my understanding is that the FAA no longer allows high-speed taxiways directly onto ramps (as is the case with the ST)
* its not perfect, I would have preferred the NT further off 11/29 so a full length taxiway G off the ramp could exist. But I thing this can work for a good while.
* Actually incremental growth per operations would best be served with a parallel NS runway concurrent flight ops could occur. And such a thing would much better serve a 2nd NT to the west one day (but thats 20-25 years out)