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15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 1 - 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Anthony Bean…

Aug 1 - 2, 2015
Experience over 80 youth giving an electrifying performance in tribute to the… more

Author to Reader Con…

Aug 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for  a FREE to the public book signing with 80+ authors. Parking… more

COOLinary New Orleans…

Aug 1 - 31, 2015
It is going to be a delicious summer!  During the month of August, enjoy… more

Hemispheres Cup -…

Aug 1 - 1, 2015
Two of the best rugby clubs in the world, the Saracens from England and the… more

Louisiana SPCA’s…

Aug 1 - 31, 2015
In memory of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA is… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Aug 1 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Saturday Farmers…

Aug 1 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

The Historic New…

Aug 1 - 2, 2015
One of the premier decorative arts events in the country, the four-day program… more

The Sweat Social…

Aug 1 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Whitney White Linen…

Aug 1 - 1, 2015
Drape yourself in cool, white linen and join 16,000 art aficionados in the Arts… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for the opening reception for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality… more

Off-site Pet…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held in the… more

American Recovery…

Aug 6 - 8, 2015
The American Recovery Association (ARA) and Harding Brooks Associates, LLC… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Aug 6 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Aug 6 - 27, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Chef's Taste Challenge

Aug 7 - 7, 2015
The Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge (CTC), scheduled for August 7, 2015 at… more

Dirty Linen Night

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Not to be outdone by White Linen Night, Royal Street merchants decided to… more

15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 1 - 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… 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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