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Art is the Driving…

Dec 8 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 08, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 8 - 31, 2016
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly presents the free Christmas New… more

Clarence John…

Dec 08, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Dave Ferrato Open Jam…

Dec 8 - 29, 2016
Dave Ferrato and Band Host a Thursday Night Open Jam Series! Any and all… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Dec 08, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Exhibition to feature…

Dec 08, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Heart of the House

Dec 08, 2016 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Hermann - Grima House…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
The Hermann-Grima House will interpret holiday traditions through guided tours… more

Historic New Orleans…

Dec 08, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 8 - 31, 2016
Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will… more

International House…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
Join us Thursdays at Loa.  Inspired by the era-defining songwriters and… more

International House…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
Join us Thursdays at Loa.  Inspired by the era-defining songwriters and… more

Jefferson Performance…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) is a fast paced, hysterical, whimsical… more

Jonathan Weiss Dark…

Dec 8 - 31, 2016
Tour company Jonathan Weiss Tours will donate 15% of proceeds during the month… more

Leroy Jones with…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
Join us for a performance featuring Leroy Jones with NHJP-DOTLO Rangers… more

Lilith in Loa…

Dec 08, 2016
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

Luna Fete: 2016

Dec 8 - 10, 2016
    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to… more

Miracle on Fulton…

Dec 8 - 24, 2016
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread… more

Art is the Driving…

Dec 8 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Armstrong International Airport Traffic Continues to Grow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Michelle C. Wilcut
Deputy Director and Chief Customer Service Officer
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
504-303-7552


Armstrong International Airport Traffic Continues to Grow

End of Year Statistics Show Continued Upward Movement

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) - While the comparable airports collectively experienced a decrease, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport reported an increase in passenger volume in 2012. When compared to 2011 numbers, Armstrong International passenger volume has maintained an upward climb. The 2012 passenger volume increased 0.6% to 8,600,989 up from 8,548,375 in 2011. Enplaned passengers were 4,306,707, a 0.6% increase over 2011 and deplaned passengers increased 0.7% to 4,294,282. December 2012 monthly passengers totaled 671,896. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (bts.gov), the 35 comparable medium airport hubs to Armstrong International were collectively down 1.69% through YTD September 2012 over September 2011.

In 2012, a total of 9 airlines served the New Orleans Market which included one international carrier. Southwest Airlines was the volume leader among the airlines carrying 33.2% of all MSY passengers or over 2.8 million passengers. Last month, Spirit Airlines became the tenth airline to serve the Airport.

Commercial air carrier operations, including charters and cargo for the year totaled 90,672 operations. Cargo activity at Armstrong International was 46,784 metric tonnes of freight and mail.

"Armstrong International is continuing its upward trajectory of passenger growth," said Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation. "As we move forward, we want to thank our airline partners for their continued faith in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area."

"New Orleans remains a popular destination for millions of business and leisure travelers," said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "This is evident in the 2012 year end stats."

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