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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:07 am

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Quick math puts UK visitors at 206 per day in 2017.

I'd imagine that number has gone way up, in the advent of a nonstop to the UK... albeit a pricey one.

I would point out the relative lack of formerly common charter ops since the advent of [email protected] though.

Airport used to frequently have TUI, Thomas Cook, Monarch, etc flying in for cruises and the like, several times per year. I understand that the latter's gone, but I'm surprised that the cruises and ensuing charters haven't been anywhere near as common as they used to be. I figured if anything, they'd increase, as UK folk become more and more familiar with MSY as a travel option. Especially since Thomas Cook still heavily promotes NOLA-originating Caribbean cruises (usually via cnnx on B6 to their own metal).
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:49 pm

UA will be running the MAX 9 on SFO-MSY for May
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... rk-in-s19/
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:57 pm

Article on the new terminal from the Advocate: https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans ... 066e5.html
 
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:24 pm

More shots taken on Friday at the new terminal during a tour of the New Orleans chapter of the AIA. https://www.facebook.com/aianeworleans/

Arrivals curb
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Loving the curves of the terminal building from the arrivals area
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Arrivals level of the main terminal hall. Check-in will occur on this level.
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Airside area between the concourses. Food courts and the DL skyclub will be located to both the left and the right after clearing the TSA checkpoint.
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Concourse C (DL, UA, AC, and NK will be flying from this concourse). Really liking the wayfinding signage that has been installed.
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On the ramp between Concourses B and C.
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Landside departures level.
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:03 pm

Terminal A

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Ticket Lobby:

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Concourse C
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:57 pm

Lots of progress! Glad to finally see how A is coming along.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:15 am

Looks great - amazing progress.
I posted this in another thread, a press briefing in Bahamas. We could see a new carrier at MSY if things work out..
http://www.tribune242.com/news/2019/feb ... m-new-jet/
 
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:14 am

Bahamasair would be a nice addition if it comes to pass.
 
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:30 pm

That would be a nice get, especially like the Bahamas since they have customs preclearance there so makes it nice to basically be domestic when you land in the USA
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:03 pm

2018 stats:

* Passenger count up 9.3% to 13.1 million, another all time record.

* Domestic freight/mail up 12.8% and international freight/mail up a whopping 58.5% (thanks to BA and DE)
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:09 am

13,122,762 passengers in 2018 to be exact. http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Newsletter/AnotherRecord-BreakingYearofPassengerTrafficatNewOrleansAirport.pdf

The airport finished the year as the 38th busiest in the nation. MSY was positioned between OAK and RDU. I will post a full ranking of the top 50 airports when BWI, IAD, DCA, MDW, ORD, CLT, and DAL report their 2018 numbers.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:38 pm

November 2018 domestic and August 2018 international load factors and passenger numbers by route finally calculated.

International load factor for all carriers in August was 72.6%. Passenger traffic grew by 17.7% and seat count grew by 14.4% resulting in a 2.0% increase in load factor. Year to date load factor for all international routes was 76.0%.

August International route seat count(%change), pax count(%change), and load factor(change)

Airline............Seats.............................Pax..........................LF
AC................4,700(+9.9%)................3,549(+10.6%).......75.5%(+0.5%)
BA................8,802(+17.5%)..............5,951(+19.1%).......67.6%(+0.9%)
CM...............4,556(+21.0%)..............3,579(+28.1%).......78.6%(+4.4%)
DE................4,586(+0.3%)................3,871(+20.0%).......84.4%(+13.9%)
DL...................634(+6.4%)...................282(-19.9%)........44.5%(-14.6%)
UA...................996(+111.0%)...............456(+45.7%)........45.8%(-20.5%)
WN..................318...............................171.......................53.8%

On the domestic side, airport-wide seat count grew by 5.8% and pax traffic grew by 5.6% resulting in a -0.2% decline in load factors to 84.5%. AS's MSY-SEA route had the best loads of the month at 91.9%. SY's MSY-BNA route had the worst loads of the month at 51.4%. Year to date, the UA's MSY-DEN route had the best load factor at 91.1%, and SY's MSY-BNA had the worst load factor at 51.4%.

November Domestic route seat count(% change), pax count(%change), and load factor(change):

Airline............Seats.............................Pax..........................LF
AS................19,602(+90.6%)...........16,962(+78.7%)......86.5%(-5.8%)
AA...............204,700(+7.6%)...........175,635(+10.3%).....85.8%(+2.2%)
B6................39,214(+1.5%)..............33,376(+3.4%).......85.1%(+1.6%)
DL...............214,675(+1.7%)............187,911(+3.2%).......87.5%(+1.3%)
F9................35,996(+4.3%)...............30,174(+0.4%).......83.8%(-3.3%)
G4..................9,716(-50.4%)..............7,399(-48.1%).......76.2%(+3.3%)
NK...............130,611(+8.3%)............108,900(+15.7%)....83.4%(+5.4%)
SY..................7,017............................3,959.....................56.4%
UA..............179,578(+9.2%).............154,474(+7.5%).....86.0%(-1.4%)
WN.............515,079(+8.4%)............426,708(+4.7%).......82.8%(-3.0%)

Domestic
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J_XIgbK86N2kPFUiFgeyVdPNanrB2qatLCIShRtCRLs/edit?usp=sharing

International
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B6bS8RNmaygLVtQ18N7aIAziuHLr6W1g1XTgve_M-Lg/edit?usp=sharing
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:54 pm

Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in August and YTD.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing

August-
MSY-LHR ranked 21st out of 34 routes in pax count falling between IB's OAK-BCN and DE's PIT-FRA routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 31st out of 34 routes in pax count falling between DY's OAK-OSL and FI's MCI-KEF routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 12th out of 34 routes for load factor falling between WW's STL-KEF and FI's ANC-KEF routes.
MSY-LHR ranked 30th out of 34 routes for load factor falling between WWs PIT-KEF and FI's CLE-KEF routes.

YTD-
MSY-LHR ranked 10th out of 36 routes in pax count falling between EI's BDL-DUB and DY's OAK-ARN routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 31st out of 36 routes in pax count falling between DE's AUS-FRA and FI's MCI-KEF routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 3rd out of 36 routes for load factor falling between DY's OAK-BCN and DI's OAK-LGW routes.
MSY-LHR ranked 23rd out of 36 routes for load factor falling between WW's CLE-KEF and BA's SJC-LHR routes.

Note: for routes flown all 8 months, MSY-LHR ranked 9th out of 13 routes for load factor falling between DL's CVG-CDG and BA's SJC-LHR routes.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:47 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in August and YTD.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing

August-
MSY-LHR ranked 21st out of 34 routes in pax count falling between IB's OAK-BCN and DE's PIT-FRA routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 31st out of 34 routes in pax count falling between DY's OAK-OSL and FI's MCI-KEF routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 12th out of 34 routes for load factor falling between WW's STL-KEF and FI's ANC-KEF routes.
MSY-LHR ranked 30th out of 34 routes for load factor falling between WWs PIT-KEF and FI's CLE-KEF routes.

YTD-
MSY-LHR ranked 10th out of 36 routes in pax count falling between EI's BDL-DUB and DY's OAK-ARN routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 31st out of 36 routes in pax count falling between DE's AUS-FRA and FI's MCI-KEF routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 3rd out of 36 routes for load factor falling between DY's OAK-BCN and DI's OAK-LGW routes.
MSY-LHR ranked 23rd out of 36 routes for load factor falling between WW's CLE-KEF and BA's SJC-LHR routes.

Note: for routes flown all 8 months, MSY-LHR ranked 9th out of 13 routes for load factor falling between DL's CVG-CDG and BA's SJC-LHR routes.


How do I pull this info for small hubs? Curious about SWF and PVD Norwegian performance.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:37 pm

uconn99 wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in August and YTD.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing

August-
MSY-LHR ranked 21st out of 34 routes in pax count falling between IB's OAK-BCN and DE's PIT-FRA routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 31st out of 34 routes in pax count falling between DY's OAK-OSL and FI's MCI-KEF routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 12th out of 34 routes for load factor falling between WW's STL-KEF and FI's ANC-KEF routes.
MSY-LHR ranked 30th out of 34 routes for load factor falling between WWs PIT-KEF and FI's CLE-KEF routes.

YTD-
MSY-LHR ranked 10th out of 36 routes in pax count falling between EI's BDL-DUB and DY's OAK-ARN routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 31st out of 36 routes in pax count falling between DE's AUS-FRA and FI's MCI-KEF routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 3rd out of 36 routes for load factor falling between DY's OAK-BCN and DI's OAK-LGW routes.
MSY-LHR ranked 23rd out of 36 routes for load factor falling between WW's CLE-KEF and BA's SJC-LHR routes.

Note: for routes flown all 8 months, MSY-LHR ranked 9th out of 13 routes for load factor falling between DL's CVG-CDG and BA's SJC-LHR routes.


How do I pull this info for small hubs? Curious about SWF and PVD Norwegian performance.


I get it from transtats.bts.gov. Go to the aviation section on the left hand menu and then you will find a link to download international data for all carriers.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:48 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
uconn99 wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in August and YTD.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing

August-
MSY-LHR ranked 21st out of 34 routes in pax count falling between IB's OAK-BCN and DE's PIT-FRA routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 31st out of 34 routes in pax count falling between DY's OAK-OSL and FI's MCI-KEF routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 12th out of 34 routes for load factor falling between WW's STL-KEF and FI's ANC-KEF routes.
MSY-LHR ranked 30th out of 34 routes for load factor falling between WWs PIT-KEF and FI's CLE-KEF routes.

YTD-
MSY-LHR ranked 10th out of 36 routes in pax count falling between EI's BDL-DUB and DY's OAK-ARN routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 31st out of 36 routes in pax count falling between DE's AUS-FRA and FI's MCI-KEF routes.
MSY-FRA ranked 3rd out of 36 routes for load factor falling between DY's OAK-BCN and DI's OAK-LGW routes.
MSY-LHR ranked 23rd out of 36 routes for load factor falling between WW's CLE-KEF and BA's SJC-LHR routes.

Note: for routes flown all 8 months, MSY-LHR ranked 9th out of 13 routes for load factor falling between DL's CVG-CDG and BA's SJC-LHR routes.


How do I pull this info for small hubs? Curious about SWF and PVD Norwegian performance.


I get it from transtats.bts.gov. Go to the aviation section on the left hand menu and then you will find a link to download international data for all carriers.


Thank You

BTW, the new MSY airport looks great!
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:22 am

uconn99 wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
uconn99 wrote:

How do I pull this info for small hubs? Curious about SWF and PVD Norwegian performance.


I get it from transtats.bts.gov. Go to the aviation section on the left hand menu and then you will find a link to download international data for all carriers.


Thank You

BTW, the new MSY airport looks great!


It was much needed. The current terminal serves the purpose of moving passengers, but it is terribly outdated and showing signs of age. Personally, looking forward to my first flight out of the new terminal in June. I will absolutely be posting pics.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:14 pm

btw I thought it interesting that the new Airport advertising that im Seeing on interstate billboards says coming " Spring 2019" .. so that technically can be as last as end of June.. so just an fyi that they at least arent confident enough in the May 15 date to have in advertisements
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:28 pm

I know a few people who work for major airlines at MSY and to this date, all the documentation and info given from the airport points to a May 15th opening date. The airlines are expecting it to open on that date. Just FYI.
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:37 pm

From the latest progress pictures I've seen, the May 15th opening looks like a done deal. Main terminal and concourses are basically complete other than vendor/TSA build outs which are ongoing. The latest schedule has building certificate of occupancy issued by April 9th.
 
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Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:44 pm

Again, I don’t think every single vendor will be open on that day, but the terminal should be ready 5/15. I’d give it to perhaps mid June before all of the restaurants are built out and opened, but I think most of them should be ready to go.

Employee training in the new terminal starts in mid April.
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:11 pm

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 use members of the general public to test baggage, security, etc prior to opening? That would be fun to do.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:24 pm

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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 use members of the general public to test baggage, security, etc prior to opening? That would be fun to do.


they hired a company to manage the move but im sure that company will do trial runs which would def be fun to participate in
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:56 pm

In-line baggage system is officially up and running. Great to see.

https://www.facebook.com/MSYAirport/vid ... 489711208/
 
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Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:48 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
In-line baggage system is officially up and running. Great to see.

https://www.facebook.com/MSYAirport/vid ... 489711208/



the new baggage systems ... will that greatly speed up the baggage claim experience? current airport is just awfully slow
 
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Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:18 pm

DJSNOLA wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
In-line baggage system is officially up and running. Great to see.

https://www.facebook.com/MSYAirport/vid ... 489711208/



the new baggage systems ... will that greatly speed up the baggage claim experience? current airport is just awfully slow


The process of scanning bags that will be loaded into an aircraft will go much more smoothly with the new system. The loading and unloading of bags from an aircraft will remain the same (manual labor), so I wouldn't expect much change in baggage claim.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:53 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
In-line baggage system is officially up and running. Great to see.

https://www.facebook.com/MSYAirport/vid ... 489711208/



the new baggage systems ... will that greatly speed up the baggage claim experience? current airport is just awfully slow


The process of scanning bags that will be loaded into an aircraft will go much more smoothly with the new system. The loading and unloading of bags from an aircraft will remain the same (manual labor), so I wouldn't expect much change in baggage claim.



is there a reason why our airports baggage claim is so slow? i mean its painful sometimes
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:07 pm

DJSNOLA wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:


the new baggage systems ... will that greatly speed up the baggage claim experience? current airport is just awfully slow


The process of scanning bags that will be loaded into an aircraft will go much more smoothly with the new system. The loading and unloading of bags from an aircraft will remain the same (manual labor), so I wouldn't expect much change in baggage claim.



is there a reason why our airports baggage claim is so slow? i mean its painful sometimes


Not any worse than I've experienced at other airports. A few times, the bags have been on the belt before I got down to the baggage claim level. Other times, I've had to wait 20 minutes. The only thing I can think of is staffing levels may be too low on the days when the wait is long.
 
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Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:57 pm

You’ll have to wait longer for bags to arrive on the claim belts at the new terminal.

There are only 6 belts for all airlines, and there’s less room for baggage carts in the baggage makeup area. This will translate to longer wait times for passengers.
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:14 am

Nice shot of the Folse Market being built at the end of concourse C. Looks to be framed in. Now it's just the exterior finishes left which won't take long. Also, loving the SS MEGADEATH graffiti on one of the frames.

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Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:57 pm

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You’ll have to wait longer for bags to arrive on the claim belts at the new terminal.

There are only 6 belts for all airlines, and there’s less room for baggage carts in the baggage makeup area. This will translate to longer wait times for passengers.



i dont use baggage carts and i hardly ever see more than 4-5 of the current baggage claims being used.. just seems like sometimes it takes up to the 30 minutes other times its fairly quick
 
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:07 pm

No I’m talking about the baggage carts that the airlines load the bags in before they are dropped off at the carousel.

There’s much less physical space behind the scenes, so there will be longer wait times for bags to arrive on the claim belts.
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:29 pm

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.
 
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:53 pm

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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.


I don't think any airport has a system like that.
 
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:06 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
msycajun wrote:
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.


I don't think any airport has a system like that.


no one does your right so it seems like the issue is staffing and lazy employees that take their time doing their jobs... other cities dont take as long , i mean some do but we should be setting our standards to be better
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:13 pm

wasnt able to take picture but the kenner fire station in the middle of loyola and the other structure have all been bulldozed now.. so that will really help move traffic in that area i think
 
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:23 pm

DJSNOLA wrote:
wasnt able to take picture but the kenner fire station in the middle of loyola and the other structure have all been bulldozed now.. so that will really help move traffic in that area i think


Adding the additional traffic lane should commence shortly with fire station now removed.
 
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:27 am

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is there a reason why our airports baggage claim is so slow? i mean its painful sometimes

Maybe it's a relative thing. I've personally never really experienced any appreciable difference in timing between MSY and similar airports.

In fact, I'd say MSY gets my bags far faster than T2, T3, T5, or T7 at LAX ever has.
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:29 pm

While the new terminal does only have 6 belts, those belts are both longer, and better designed than the current ones. The back side of those belts is also setup a bit better than the existing setups. While that won't make a drastic difference, it shouldn't be any worse than it currently is. It should also be WAY less expensive to maintain than the current setup. They are going to have less than half the number of belts to maintain as compared to the existing terminal. Also, they settled on six belts because, in examining their current usage of belts, 90% of the time, they were using 5 or less belts, and were only ever using more than 6 belts at the same time out of convenience and not out of operational need. The ONLY drawback that I'm seeing from the current design is the end gates on concourse A. Those are still planned as domestic only gates at present, and baggage from there is going to have to make it all the way down to the main baggage claim area to be picked up. If there is any kind of delay in getting luggage off of those planes, then it's going to cause a significant wait that's apparent to the travelers for getting those bags to the claim belt.

As for the fire station being gone, they're cutting it close with getting those lanes finished before the terminal move takes place. Having two full length turning lanes for both east bound and west bound I-10 traffic will be an absolute necessity, but it still isn't going to address the issue that the east bound traffic will continue to face, the choke point at the Veterans Blvd. overpass. They absolutely need to find the money to widen that overpass by an additional lane in both directions. That project should have been finished a decade ago, but stalled due to lack of funding and desire (as well as Katrina if I'm being honest). I'm just hoping that by taking the airport traffic off at the Loyola exit, it lessens the inbound traffic on I-10 enough to keep I-01 between Loyola and Williams Blvd from turning into a permanent parking lot.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:39 am

UK CAA stats are out for January. https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Airport_stats/Airport_data_2019_01/Table_12_1_Intl_Air_Pax_Traffic_Route_Analysis(3).pdf

The MSY-LHR route had an estimated load factor of 70.3% in January. There were 6,320 pax flying on an estimated 8,988 offered seats. Last year, the load factor was 68.8% with 6,474 pax flying on an estimated 9,416 offered seats. All seat estimations for MSY, BNA, and BWI are based on 788 seat count. SJC is based on 789 seat count. One BNA and two BWI flights were cancelled in Jan. A flight was not scheduled to be flown on the MSY route on 1/1.

The following breaks down the numbers for each station that sees 788/789 flying exclusively.

Station..........Jan. Seats........Jan. Pax........Jan. LF.......Annual Seats.......Annual Pax......Annual LF
BWI................12,412...............9,519.............76.7%............12,412..................9,519............76.7%
MSY................8,988................6,320..............70.3%.............8,988...................6,320...........70.3%
SJC...............13,392................8,777..............65.5%...........13,392...................8,777...........65.5%
BNA................7,276................4,659..............64.0%.............7,276...................4,659...........64.0%
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:01 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Station..........Jan. Seats........Jan. Pax........Jan. LF.......Annual Seats.......Annual Pax......Annual LF
BWI................12,412...............9,519.............76.7%............12,412..................9,519............76.7%
MSY................8,988................6,320..............70.3%.............8,988...................6,320...........70.3%
SJC...............13,392................8,777..............65.5%...........13,392...................8,777...........65.5%
BNA................7,276................4,659..............64.0%.............7,276...................4,659...........64.0%


#StillConfounded :( :(
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:49 pm

LAX772LR wrote:

#StillConfounded :( :(


Agreed. I am trusting that the rumors of an impending announcement of daily service likely starting for the upcoming winter season are true.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:47 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
#StillConfounded :( :(

Agreed.

At this point, it seems that whatever apparent deficiency, must be in something not publicly viewable.

It's more than a match for its peer cities in terms of loads, published fares, and cargo.... so I'm guessing either the negotiated corporate fares aren't what the carrier wants, the forward bookings aren't to a level they desire, or both?



NolaMD88fan wrote:
I am trusting that the rumors of an impending announcement of daily service likely starting for the upcoming winter season are true.

One would hope, but they announced BNA going daily and then separately announced upgauging, months out before either is to occur.

Sorta ironic, because since then, that route's performance has actually fallen well below what MSY does (again, in the publicly-observable parameters), and yet they still seem full-steam-ahead with that.

Oh well, this month makes 2yrs of the service. Maybe they'll say something for the anniversary?
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:45 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
#StillConfounded :( :(

Agreed.

At this point, it seems that whatever apparent deficiency, must be in something not publicly viewable.

It's more than a match for its peer cities in terms of loads, published fares, and cargo.... so I'm guessing either the negotiated corporate fares aren't what the carrier wants, the forward bookings aren't to a level they desire, or both?



NolaMD88fan wrote:
I am trusting that the rumors of an impending announcement of daily service likely starting for the upcoming winter season are true.

One would hope, but they announced BNA going daily and then separately announced upgauging, months out before either is to occur.

Sorta ironic, because since then, that route's performance has actually fallen well below what MSY does (again, in the publicly-observable parameters), and yet they still seem full-steam-ahead with that.

Oh well, this month makes 2yrs of the service. Maybe they'll say something for the anniversary?


The good news is that W20 have not been set yet. The BNA flight is currently set to go back to 4x weekly in W20, so the daily service upguage may only be Summer seasonal. We'll see what transpires when the W20 schedules are set over the Summer.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:30 am

Just realized I forgot to do this when the August T-100 data came out a couple of weeks ago.

DE (Condor) August Stats
Airport.......Seats......Pax......Load Factor
MSP...........9141......8973........98.09%
SEA.........15762....15328........97.25%
PDX...........9036......8689........96.16%
BWI...........9128......8609.........94.31%
LAS...........8406......7836.........93.22%
SJU...........1928......1793.........93.00%
PHX...........4478......4152........92.72%
ANC...........8402......7421........88.32%
MSY...........4586......3871........84.41%
AUS...........6872......5740........83.53%
PIT..............7140.....5938........83.17%

Considering August is one of the slowest travel months of the year for MSY, I'm quite happy with these loads for DE.

CM (Copa) July Stats
Airport.......Seats......Pax......Load Factor
JFK...........34342....31991.......93.15%
BOS..........14024....12633.......90.08%
MIA...........58482....52275.......89.39%
LAX..........33726.....30115.......89.29%
IAD...........24954.....22102.......88.57%
FLL.............6824.....6040........88.51%
MCO.........42296....36826.......87.07%
LAS.............9336....8090.........86.65%
SJU...........12400...10618........85.63%
SFO..........23716...20124........84.85%
ORD..........25468...21588.......84.77%
TPA............7808.....6295.........80.62%
DEN............5760....4573.........79.39%
MSY............4556.....3579........78.56%

August doldrums definitely impacted this route after posting 90%+ loads in June and July.

BA (British Airways) August Stats
Airport.......Seats......Pax......Load Factor
LAX..........57008.....52029.......91.27%
SEA..........26656....23978.......89.95%
BOS.........66669.....59398.......89.09%
EWR.........24934....22138.......88.79%
SFO.........45864.....40563.......88.44%
JFK........156258...137442.......87.96%
BWI..........13288.....11564.......87.03%
IAD...........37873.....32840.......86.71%
DEN.........20646.....17694.......85.70%
MIA..........41327.....35023.......84.75%
ORD.........45864.....38524.......84.00%
SJC..........12960....10857........83.77%
LAS..........36806.....30659.......83.30%
MCO........34524.....28699........83.13%
PHL..........21834.....18113.......82.96%
SAN..........18117....14940........82.46%
DFW.........20770.....17070.......82.19%
OAK...........7150......5814.........81.31%
TPA..........18512....14856........80.25%
ATL.......... 13858....10956........79.06%
PHX.........29408.....22383........76.11%
BNA...........9416.......7118........75.59%
IAH...........27156.....20392.......75.09%
AUS.........20398.....15199........74.51%
FLL............7344......5283.........71.94%
MSY...........8802......5951.........67.61%

The August doldrums also impacted this route with one of the lowest load factors of the year recorded.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:43 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
DE (Condor) August Stats
Airport.......Seats......Pax......Load Factor
SJU...........1928......1793.........93.00%

Sidebar: great to see Puerto Rico's tourism recovering.
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:18 pm

I took some pics today while I was back there of the new road access work as well as the some of new landscaping and the future long term garage

Loyola/I-10 interchange work:

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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:21 pm

Access road and soundwalls :

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Access road landscaping and signage:

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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:24 pm

Long term Garage and rest of terminal

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