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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:47 am

My BIL told me that the new US Park facility is done at the very western end of Veterans. Was in area and checked it out. Fully lit up too at night.

Guess they are banking on if you are taking a shuttle bus anyway, you'll go there and pay a few bucks less than the ST lot. Wonder if they can use Aberdeen access or do they have to use Bainbridge?
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:57 pm

SNN707 wrote:
My BIL told me that the new US Park facility is done at the very western end of Veterans. Was in area and checked it out. Fully lit up too at night.

Guess they are banking on if you are taking a shuttle bus anyway, you'll go there and pay a few bucks less than the ST lot. Wonder if they can use Aberdeen access or do they have to use Bainbridge?

id rather park there than on the south side personally.. smart move on their part for sure






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Durr Heavy Construction’s work on the $1.9M Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) project involved the creation of a bus turn-around located at the existing MSY Airport Rental Car facility in Kenner, LA. The 6,000 sq ft facility includes an overhead canopy shelter with two large bus drop off / pick up lanes and queuing areas for transferring passengers. The facility has over 15,000 sq yds of new concrete paving and 8,000 sq yds of asphalt paving mill and overlay. A large stone detention pond was installed for assisting with rainwater collection for distribution into the City of Kenner’s underground drainage system.

The MSY CONRAC Bus Turn-Around will provide service to the new $1 billion, 35-gate MSY North Terminal which is set to open in fall of 2019.

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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:37 pm

they have a huge pile driving machine out on the exit side of the airport access road where it meets veterans... why would they need that there?
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:39 pm

DJSNOLA wrote:
they have a huge pile driving machine out on the exit side of the airport access road where it meets veterans... why would they need that there?


Construction of the flyover ramps was scheduled to begin this month.
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:17 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
they have a huge pile driving machine out on the exit side of the airport access road where it meets veterans... why would they need that there?


Construction of the flyover ramps was scheduled to begin this month.



welp there you go! thanks
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:46 pm

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they have a huge pile driving machine out on the exit side of the airport access road where it meets veterans... why would they need that there?


Looks like they are doing some serious subsurface/drainage work right where the Aberdeen access road meets Vets.

I would think any work they can get in that obstructs the new road they will do in the next 2 months. JW are the ramps going to straddle the highrise hotel or is it coming down?
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:43 pm

SNN707 wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
they have a huge pile driving machine out on the exit side of the airport access road where it meets veterans... why would they need that there?


Looks like they are doing some serious subsurface/drainage work right where the Aberdeen access road meets Vets.

I would think any work they can get in that obstructs the new road they will do in the next 2 months. JW are the ramps going to straddle the highrise hotel or is it coming down?


The hotel would have to come down based on the current designs.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:49 am

B6 is adding service to the FLL route. It will now fly 12x weekly beginning in November. This will allow for more connecting opportunities to Caribbean and Latin American destinations.
 
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Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:20 pm

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B6 is adding service to the FLL route. It will now fly 12x weekly beginning in November. This will allow for more connecting opportunities to Caribbean and Latin American destinations.


That's great, love flying B6 but the departure times to and from FLL were not the best. Hopefully early morning flights will be added.
 
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Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:10 pm

QB504 wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
B6 is adding service to the FLL route. It will now fly 12x weekly beginning in November. This will allow for more connecting opportunities to Caribbean and Latin American destinations.


That's great, love flying B6 but the departure times to and from FLL were not the best. Hopefully early morning flights will be added.


Unfortunately, the second flight is an evening departure from both FLL and MSY. MSY-FLL is a 19:13 departure time. FLL-MSY is a 17:30 departure time.
 
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Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:52 pm

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B6 is adding service to the FLL route. It will now fly 12x weekly beginning in November. This will allow for more connecting opportunities to Caribbean and Latin American destinations.

it's weird I only see it in November. Not sure if they plan to expand that. Maybe they are trying to see if they can get it to work before expanding further. It was a route that I was worried might get cancelled a while back. But since they switched to E90, the performance really turned around. Long term, it's probably a A220 route.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:58 pm

tphuang wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
B6 is adding service to the FLL route. It will now fly 12x weekly beginning in November. This will allow for more connecting opportunities to Caribbean and Latin American destinations.

it's weird I only see it in November. Not sure if they plan to expand that. Maybe they are trying to see if they can get it to work before expanding further. It was a route that I was worried might get cancelled a while back. But since they switched to E90, the performance really turned around. Long term, it's probably a A220 route.


Noticed that it is only in November as well, and also hope it is extended beyond that. It is definitely the weakest performer for B6 out of MSY, so it's nice to see them adding some frequency to the route even for a limited time.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:55 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
QB504 wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
B6 is adding service to the FLL route. It will now fly 12x weekly beginning in November. This will allow for more connecting opportunities to Caribbean and Latin American destinations.


That's great, love flying B6 but the departure times to and from FLL were not the best. Hopefully early morning flights will be added.


Unfortunately, the second flight is an evening departure from both FLL and MSY. MSY-FLL is a 19:13 departure time. FLL-MSY is a 17:30 departure time.


Those times will certainly work if you're heading out of Ft Lauderdale on a cruise. You can get a day of work in, overnight and board your ship in the morning. On the way back to MSY, you have some time baked in for a leisurely disembarkation and nice lunch somewhere before heading to the airport.
 
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:03 pm

SNN707 wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
QB504 wrote:

That's great, love flying B6 but the departure times to and from FLL were not the best. Hopefully early morning flights will be added.


Unfortunately, the second flight is an evening departure from both FLL and MSY. MSY-FLL is a 19:13 departure time. FLL-MSY is a 17:30 departure time.


Those times will certainly work if you're heading out of Ft Lauderdale on a cruise. You can get a day of work in, overnight and board your ship in the morning. On the way back to MSY, you have some time baked in for a leisurely disembarkation and nice lunch somewhere before heading to the airport.


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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:29 am

The airport posted June statistics. http://www.flymsy.com/Files/Press/AirlineStatisticsJune2019.pdf

The airport reported 1,161,233 passengers for the month. This represented an increase of 4.3% over June 2018. Year to date numbers are up 3.8% to 6,907,424 passengers. The airport was ranked as the 37th busiest in the nation through the first half of the year and fell between HOU and RDU.

A mixed bag in terms of the airlines. DL, NK, WN, and AS all saw growth, but UA, AA, F9, G4, and B6 all saw a drop in passenger numbers. AC, WN, and Vacation Express saw growth on the international front. BA, CM, DL, and DE all saw declines. The drops for DE and BA were completely driven by less flights operating than in 2018 simply due to how flight operating days fell on the calendar. The decline for CM is more concerning as the same number of flights operated last year.

Estimated international carrier load factor (June):

AC: 85.9% full outbound (MSY-YYZ) 1958 pax/2280 seats
78.2% full inbound (YYZ-MSY) 1783 pax/2280 seats
82.0% full combined 3741 pax/4560 seats

BA: 91.7% full outbound (MSY-LHR) 4122 pax/4494 seats
75.2% full inbound (LHR-MSY) 3378 pax/4494 seats
83.4% full combined 7500 pax/8988 seats

CM: 75.0% full outbound (MSY-PTY) 1580 pax/2108 seats
66.9% full inbound (PTY-MSY) 1411 pax/2108 seats
70.9% full combined 2991 pax/4216 seats

DE: 94.2% full outbound (MSY-FRA) 1682 pax/1785 seats
74.9% full inbound (FRA-MSY) 1336 pax/1785 seats
84.5% full combined 3018 pax/3570 seats
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:07 pm

Some additional signage was requested by the airport.. bids are due today.. another indication an opening is imminent id think


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Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:48 pm

Sounds like it. Window clings and foam boards tell me that the opening date will be announced shortly. I figure all of these will have that date plastered on them.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:24 pm

Also, airline tenant orientation is scheduled to begin next week in the new terminal according to a fellow poster on here that works for one of the airlines.
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:29 pm

BTW just a quick comment that i am so glad the airport waited to open the north terminal with the long term garage ready as well.. i truly think it would have been a major cluster without that garage available considering how packed current terminal parking is
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:59 pm

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BTW just a quick comment that i am so glad the airport waited to open the north terminal with the long term garage ready as well.. i truly think it would have been a major cluster without that garage available considering how packed current terminal parking is


Totally agree. The third party lounge was also not expected to be complete until October, so that will also be ready to go when the terminal opens up.
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:42 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
BTW just a quick comment that i am so glad the airport waited to open the north terminal with the long term garage ready as well.. i truly think it would have been a major cluster without that garage available considering how packed current terminal parking is


Totally agree. The third party lounge was also not expected to be complete until October, so that will also be ready to go when the terminal opens up.



this a large scale one in a generation project and while i know we are all anxious for it to open its ultimately better to open it fully ready than half ass... they made the right decision to wait til october it seems
 
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:41 pm

Im flying airtransat to Montreal over thanksgiving holidays... doesnt seem to be any indication they would ever operate out of the current terminal to me and since their flights start first week of November that seems further indication new terminal opening end of october
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:38 pm

Is the airport reading this? Definitely sounds like the October opening is a sure bet. https://www.nola.com/news/politics/article_bef7cb36-c9c9-11e9-9c8e-971c1da9ecae.html
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:04 pm

UK CAA stats are out for July.

https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Airport_stats/Airport_data_2019_07/Table_12_1_Intl_Air_Pax_Traffic_Route_Analysis.pdf

Note: Hurricane Barry had a significant impact on the numbers at MSY in July.

The MSY-LHR route had an estimated load factor of 77.5% in July. There were 6,635 pax flying on an estimated 8,560 offered seats. Last year, the load factor was 84.2% with 7,.564 pax flying on an estimated 8,988 offered seats. Pax count declined by -12.3% year over year due to two days of flying being cancelled and reduced demand around the landfall of Hurricane Barry. Overall, a reduction of one day of flying occurred because of Barry, and this resulted in a -4.8% decline in offered seats. The route had the third highest load factor of all 787 variant routes through the first seven months of the year.

All seat estimations for MSY, BWI, PIT and CHS are based on 788 seat count. SJC and BNA are based on 789 seat count. MSY had two cancelled roundtrip flights, SJC had one and half cancelled rountrip flights, and BWI had one cancelled roundtrip flight.

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

Station..........Jul Seats........Jul Pax.............Jul LF.......YTD Seats.......YTD Pax......YTD LF
BWI...............12,840............11,848..............92.3%.........89,024............75,961..........85.3%
BNA..............13,392.............11,220.............83.8%.........70,648............57,697..........81.7%
MSY................8,560..............6,635..............77.5%.........63,772............51,789..........81.2%
PIT..................7,704..............6,642..............86.2%.........29,532.............23,933.........81.0%
CHS................3,424..............3,239..............94.6%.........14,124............11,392..........80.7%
SJC...............12,744............11,651..............91.4%.........87,264............69,673..........79.8%
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:02 am

Saw the new south garage shuttle bus today by the CONRAC. It seemed to be running the employee shuttle to the new bus terminal.

It's one of those van-based vehicles, like Park n Fly or US Park, but a little longer. Not low floor or wide door. So schlepping a heavy full size bag is going to require some muscle to get it in the door and up the steps.

So if you have to use the same type of bus, why pay more and go further when you can use US Park for less? In almost every other US airport MSYs size I have been to, you get a bigger low floor bus with big doors for airport operated econ garages.
 
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:38 am

They do currently run employee shuttles using those type of busses. Not sure if that is what you saw. All of the newly ordered busses I've seen so far are the low floor type of busses. Those employee shuttles will remain the same after the new terminal opens.
 
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:40 am

SNN707 wrote:
Saw the new south garage shuttle bus today by the CONRAC. It seemed to be running the employee shuttle to the new bus terminal.

It's one of those van-based vehicles, like Park n Fly or US Park, but a little longer. Not low floor or wide door. So schlepping a heavy full size bag is going to require some muscle to get it in the door and up the steps.

So if you have to use the same type of bus, why pay more and go further when you can use US Park for less? In almost every other US airport MSYs size I have been to, you get a bigger low floor bus with big doors for airport operated econ garages.



A third party operator will be running those shuttles between north terminal and economy garage on the south side... I cant imagine they wouldn’t address that... its a no go for me to park there if they don’t have easy top board busses with luggage
 
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:51 am

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doesnt seem to be any indication they would ever operate out of the current terminal

Sure, though out of curiosity: what would you be expecting to see as an indicator one way or another, at this point?
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:09 am

Today's transportation meeting video stream has a ton of great information in it about the airport. http://cityofno.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=42&clip_id=3413

Major points I took from it:

1. Market profile is changing. Business traffic now makes up a larger percentage of traffic than has been the case historically.
2. Revenues now far exceed expenses and the revenue mix is now largely non-airline related instead of from the airlines. This is how our CPE has gotten so low. Project CPE is budgeted to increase to $6.77 for the coming fiscal year due to debt service payments beginning on the new terminal and projected to top out around $8.00 over the coming years.
3. Roadways will be complete in September.
4. Hydrant fueling system will be complete this month.
5. Lower level jazz garden (arrivals level) is complete and moving toward close out.
6. Baggage claim carousels, back wall, and signage is complete.
7. 35 of the 45 concessions have already completed close out. Others are nearing completion.
8. Airline tenant and ramp spaces are complete. Airlines are moving in equipment and finalizing spaces.
9. TSA requested more modifications and that is expected to be complete in September.
10. FIS area is complete.
11. 2,390 additional parking spaces.
12. Long term garage scheduled for completion in October.
13. Upper level departures roadway will be for personal drop-off and lower level departures will be for ground transportation like buses and limo services. Taxis will have a pick-up/drop-off area on the inner arrivals curb and ride-share on the outer arrivals curb. Staging area will be in the parking lot just below the traffic circle. Two lanes on arrivals curb will be for personal pick-up.
14. Possible bus rapid transit between Baton Rouge and New Orleans with a stop at MSY. That would be a nice addition.
15. Sewer line issues 99% repaired (126 of 127 breaks) and concrete pour backs are 82% (104 of 127) Expected completion in early September. No further problems are expected. Breaks were not related to subsidence.
16. ORAT (Operational Readiness, Activation, and Transition) process has already begun.
17. Full power generator back up system.
18. Parking Assist System to easily identify available spots.
 
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:26 am

Pause the following video at 1:47 for a look at the inside of the FIS facility

https://www.wwltv.com/video/news/city-c ... wsource=cl
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:00 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
They do currently run employee shuttles using those type of busses. Not sure if that is what you saw. All of the newly ordered busses I've seen so far are the low floor type of busses. Those employee shuttles will remain the same after the new terminal opens.


The bus had fancy graphics and said "PARK MSY EXPRESS" and Economy Parking. It did have an
LED destination sign as well. I took a blurry pic and its actually one of those really heavy duty pickup truck type things with a shell on top the rear chassis.

Something like that is fine for an employee shuttle. But its one of the reasons I hate using any of the current private lot services when traveling with heavy bags. And its an 80s throwback rather than looking to the future. Lowfloor is not just for wheelchairs. It's just nicer to roll up a heavy bag, lift 6in and you're in.

They cut an entrance in the current LT garage on the east side. I'm guessing maybe a proper larger lowfloor bus may be too high to fit in the 1st floor dropoff area? Wonder if the same buses will be used for the employee shuttles via the destination sign?
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:00 pm

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DJSNOLA wrote:
doesnt seem to be any indication they would ever operate out of the current terminal

Sure, though out of curiosity: what would you be expecting to see as an indicator one way or another, at this point?

the airport loves to post on facebook where new airlines will operate out of the current terminal.. like they did for sun country months before they commenced service... theres been silence on air transat other than the announcement of service beginning in November... certainly could mean nothing but was pointing it out because given when the airline starts flying and the expected opening date, it seems be another indication the terminal does indeed open in october
 
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:45 pm

SNN707 wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
They do currently run employee shuttles using those type of busses. Not sure if that is what you saw. All of the newly ordered busses I've seen so far are the low floor type of busses. Those employee shuttles will remain the same after the new terminal opens.


The bus had fancy graphics and said "PARK MSY EXPRESS" and Economy Parking. It did have an
LED destination sign as well. I took a blurry pic and its actually one of those really heavy duty pickup truck type things with a shell on top the rear chassis.

Something like that is fine for an employee shuttle. But its one of the reasons I hate using any of the current private lot services when traveling with heavy bags. And its an 80s throwback rather than looking to the future. Lowfloor is not just for wheelchairs. It's just nicer to roll up a heavy bag, lift 6in and you're in.

They cut an entrance in the current LT garage on the east side. I'm guessing maybe a proper larger lowfloor bus may be too high to fit in the 1st floor dropoff area? Wonder if the same buses will be used for the employee shuttles via the destination sign?



you arent kidding about the luggage thing.. thats the whole problem with using those older buses is hauling the luggage and then having a place to stand with it... also why i really really hate airports that shuttle passengers to planes or other terminals using buses..
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:48 pm

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Today's transportation meeting video stream has a ton of great information in it about the airport. http://cityofno.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=42&clip_id=3413

Major points I took from it:

1. Market profile is changing. Business traffic now makes up a larger percentage of traffic than has been the case historically.
2. Revenues now far exceed expenses and the revenue mix is now largely non-airline related instead of from the airlines. This is how our CPE has gotten so low. Project CPE is budgeted to increase to $6.77 for the coming fiscal year due to debt service payments beginning on the new terminal and projected to top out around $8.00 over the coming years.
3. Roadways will be complete in September.
4. Hydrant fueling system will be complete this month.
5. Lower level jazz garden (arrivals level) is complete and moving toward close out.
6. Baggage claim carousels, back wall, and signage is complete.
7. 35 of the 45 concessions have already completed close out. Others are nearing completion.
8. Airline tenant and ramp spaces are complete. Airlines are moving in equipment and finalizing spaces.
9. TSA requested more modifications and that is expected to be complete in September.
10. FIS area is complete.
11. 2,390 additional parking spaces.
12. Long term garage scheduled for completion in October.
13. Upper level departures roadway will be for personal drop-off and lower level departures will be for ground transportation like buses and limo services. Taxis will have a pick-up/drop-off area on the inner arrivals curb and ride-share on the outer arrivals curb. Staging area will be in the parking lot just below the traffic circle. Two lanes on arrivals curb will be for personal pick-up.
14. Possible bus rapid transit between Baton Rouge and New Orleans with a stop at MSY. That would be a nice addition.
15. Sewer line issues 99% repaired (126 of 127 breaks) and concrete pour backs are 82% (104 of 127) Expected completion in early September. No further problems are expected. Breaks were not related to subsidence.
16. ORAT (Operational Readiness, Activation, and Transition) process has already begun.
17. Full power generator back up system.
18. Parking Assist System to easily identify available spots.



Sounds like from this they are planning october opening because they know they need that long term garage open.. if i were them i def wouldnt open without it ready


ALso i think i recall that interstate signage should have a live feed to it with the parking lot availability in each garage too.. that will be a big help


Also that break in the line not being related to subsidence explains the denial of that change order a couple months back
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:20 am

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1. Market profile is changing. Business traffic now makes up a larger percentage of traffic than has been the case historically.

Superficially, it really seems to be the case internationally as well.

I presumed that we'd see hoards of inbound tourist pax, dwarfing and compensating for the relative small size of the local population and thus the outbound (similar to what's experienced at LAS and MCO)... but that hasn't proven to be the case at all, especially for BA and CM.

Though I do wonder if the potential is there for it........
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:12 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
NolaMD88fan wrote:
1. Market profile is changing. Business traffic now makes up a larger percentage of traffic than has been the case historically.

Superficially, it really seems to be the case internationally as well.

I presumed that we'd see hoards of inbound tourist pax, dwarfing and compensating for the relative small size of the local population and thus the outbound (similar to what's experienced at LAS and MCO)... but that hasn't proven to be the case at all, especially for BA and CM.

Though I do wonder if the potential is there for it........



Certainly think there is .. but im happy to see a more balanced passenger profile emerge.. also explains why united is doing a lounge ... have to believe at some point american will too
 
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:48 pm

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2) Did anyone notice that the names of the streets are Boeing lane and Lockhead Dr? Is this real?



I think those were the names of the roads here before the terminal was built.. not sure if they are keeping that or not

Yes, those names have been there for many years.

SNN707 wrote:
Here's a head-scratcher. All of a sudden, in the ST "Cell Phone Lot" (taxi staging area) they have painted lane lines for the taxis? I thought there is a taxi staging area at the NT? Why would they do this 2 months before the ST closes? Seems like a waste of money.

Also, there is an AN-124 at Stennis in Bay St Louis. Probably delivering rocket motors for testing.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know, they've been using the cell phone lot for rideshare and taxi staging for at least several months now.

There was an An-124 parked on the cargo ramp at MSY for about 5 weeks back in March or so. Caught my eye landing on 11 one evening. Not something I was expecting!
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:59 pm

Noticed on the access road, there is a US PARK billboard stating that the Airline lot will be staying open (presumably after the NT opens). Interesting in that will be direct competition with the ST airport garage across the street. Price will dictate a lot there esp in non-peak parking days. Still wondering if US Park and Park n Fly will get Bainbridge access. (Which looks like it won't be repaved, ouch)
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:37 pm

Posted a bunch of pics from outside the airport and the access road on my blog

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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:22 pm

Look whats below Jet Blue here!

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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:02 pm

Very interesting. Wonder if there will be an announcement about this soon. Can't imagine they would put that sign up if they weren't coming here.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:21 pm

Looks like the official notice to proceed on the new interchange at Loyola was approved last Friday. I did not know a diverging diamond interchange was also going to occur along the flyover ramps.

http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=20896
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:09 pm

[quote="DJSNOLA"]Look whats below Jet Blue here!

Where would Silver most logically offer service from MSY?
I can only see them opening up new cities because where they fly now is already served and I don't think Pensacola is a market for them.
Maybe a Jacksonville, Shreveport, Huntsville, Little Rock... totally speculating.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:10 am

braniff2hav wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
Look whats below Jet Blue here!

Where would Silver most logically offer service from MSY?
I can only see them opening up new cities because where they fly now is already served and I don't think Pensacola is a market for them.
Maybe a Jacksonville, Shreveport, Huntsville, Little Rock... totally speculating.


Silver left JAX, so I don't see that one happening. Possible options would be LIT, MEM, HSV, BHM, and SHV to the north and VPS, EYW, and TPA or MCO in Florida. Something similar to what the short-lived GLO tried to do, but with an airline that has more stable finances and existing code-share agreements with several airlines to work with.

One fly in the ointment is that Silver has announced service here before and then failed to start it. I will remain skeptical until a plane with a Silver livery is actually departing with fared passengers.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:14 am

Well the original one was to branson i think and pensacola when it was announced a few years ago ... my gues sis they may possibly be setting nola up as a western hub type thing and in that case i def think you would see tulsa, oklahoma city , little rock, memphis and maybe birmingham ... its all speculation but ur right one would hardly think a pensacola to nola route would do much without major connection opportunities... they def must be going somewhere though because why add that to new airport especially if they dont even fly out the current one... they have code share with jet blue too along with a few other major airlines
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:50 am

Airport and AA had a nice sendoff for the Super80.

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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:41 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Looks like the official notice to proceed on the new interchange at Loyola was approved last Friday. I did not know a diverging diamond interchange was also going to occur along the flyover ramps.

http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=20896


According to a local colleague who worked on the interchange study, the department of transportation wanted to go the 3 flyover option and was settled on it but the local community was vehemently against more than 2 flyover ramps leaving the DDI as the more expensive, but acceptable option.
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Apparently people would rather see multiple residential properties razed to the south of the expressway than see a flyover ramp rise from the median of the main thoroughfare to the north of it.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:25 am

DJSNOLA wrote:
Look whats below Jet Blue here!

Meh.

Airline's already announced twice, then preemptively pulled out. Won't get excited about them until there's a plane about to pushback from a gate.

That said (for reasons like this) I'm sorta shocked that they didn't go with electronically-changeable signs.
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:59 am

NolaMD88fan wrote:
braniff2hav wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
Look whats below Jet Blue here!

Where would Silver most logically offer service from MSY?
I can only see them opening up new cities because where they fly now is already served and I don't think Pensacola is a market for them.
Maybe a Jacksonville, Shreveport, Huntsville, Little Rock... totally speculating.


Silver left JAX, so I don't see that one happening. Possible options would be LIT, MEM, HSV, BHM, and SHV to the north and VPS, EYW, and TPA or MCO in Florida. Something similar to what the short-lived GLO tried to do, but with an airline that has more stable finances and existing code-share agreements with several airlines to work with.

One fly in the ointment is that Silver has announced service here before and then failed to start it. I will remain skeptical until a plane with a Silver livery is actually departing with fared passengers.



Silver could have a milk run route of MSY/MEM/STL that I lovingly refer to as the The Soul Plane option. I wonder if they revisit the whole BKG thing. I wonder what the LFs on the three Frontier flights are there. I would suggest XNA/ MSY but BKG sits between XNA and SGF, the two birds one stone theory.
 
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Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:03 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
DJSNOLA wrote:
Look whats below Jet Blue here!

Meh.

Airline's already announced twice, then preemptively pulled out. Won't get excited about them until there's a plane about to pushback from a gate.

That said (for reasons like this) I'm sorta shocked that they didn't go with electronically-changeable signs.



well their names were never on the drop off areas at the current terminal so it certainly seems worth paying attention to the fact they are shown here

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