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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 17 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 17, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 17 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

East of the…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
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Houmas House Presents…

Oct 17 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

The Historic New…

Oct 17 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 18 - Nov 1, 2017
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Dickie Brennan’s…

Oct 18 - 18, 2017
Due to popular demand, Dickie Brennan's Tableau Restaurant and The Historic New… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 18 - Dec 27, 2017
Join us at the Fountain Lounge every Wednesday  to enjoy music from Tom… more

Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

Golden State Warriors…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

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More Passengers than Ever Before at Armstrong International

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Michelle C. Wilcut
504.303.7552

(New Orleans, LA) - The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) has set a new all-time record for total passengers served. In 2016, a total of 11,139,421 passengers were served. This represents a 4.4% increase over the prior record set in 2015 when the Airport surpassed ten million passengers for the first time in its history.

This achievement can be attributed to the ever-growing list of new flights and destinations added in 2016. The airport experienced a 21% growth in non-stop destinations, increasing from 48 cities in 2015 to 58 cities in 2016. Average daily departures increased from 137 flights to 146 flights, representing a 6.7% year over year increase. Average daily carrier seats also increased by 7.2% from 2015. Passenger traffic peaked in May and October 2016 when traffic reached over one million total passengers in each of those months.

"The airport's record-breaking passenger totals can be credited to the hard work of airport employees and community and business leaders who continue to recruit the air service that allows the people in our community to travel to cities all over the world for business and leisure," said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "The new terminal coming online in 2018 will serve as a great first and last impression for the many visitors who travel to New Orleans."

Many new flights are set to begin in 2017. This month, Allegiant Air will begin non-stop service to two new destinations Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and Cleveland, Ohio. Spirit Airlines will begin service to Cleveland, Ohio; Baltimore/Washington, DC; and Orlando, Florida, in May. New international service with British Airways to London Heathrow will begin on March 27, 2017, with four weekly flights on their Boeing 787-800, followed by twice-weekly service to Frankfurt, Germany, with Condor starting May 3, 2017.

"The New Orleans Aviation Board is dedicated to pursuing new service from New Orleans that will better connect our region with the places people need to go," said New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman Cheryl Teamer. "That drive has helped the airport surpass 11 million total passengers for the first time in its history, a superb achievement."

"Armstrong International has had great success over the last seven years as it continues grow and improve travel to and from the Greater New Orleans region," said New Orleans Councilman Jared Brossett, Chair of the Transportation and Airport Committee.

"MSY is truly Louisiana's airport, providing passengers with more non-stop destinations and airlines to choose from than ever before," said Mark Reis, Interim Director of Aviation for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. "The airport's mission is to serve as the gateway to the Southeast and improve travel options for the local community, and I feel we are doing just that."

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About Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport:
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the primary commercial airport in the State of Louisiana serving over 80% of all passengers flying into the state. Armstrong International Airport is owned by the City of New Orleans. The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB), an unattached board of the City of New Orleans, oversees the administration, operation, and maintenance of Armstrong International. The Airport has 17 airlines providing service to 59 non-stop destinations, including eight international destinations. A new world-class terminal complex is currently being constructed. The new North Terminal will be complete by October 1, 2018, in time for the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans. For more information, please visit www.flymsy.com.

 

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