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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 28 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
We invite you to experience Ashé Cultural Arts Center's fourth annual… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 28 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 28 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Exploring SAORI:…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
This 2-hour weaving taster with artists Nancy Rhett and Jenny Pelc will provide… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Indy Race Day at…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for the Indy Race Day at Champions Square, featuring vintage sports… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 28 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 28 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Kinder Garden - Play,…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Kinder Garden for kids ages 18 months to 5 years has moved to the last Saturday… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 28 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes. … more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 28 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

N'Kafu Traditional…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company presents its annual concert, M'Batle… more

NOLA Food Fest

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Sample over 50 America's hometown eats from around the country. Four blocks in… more

NOMA Egg Hunt and…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Mark your calendars for the NOMA Egg Hunt in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… 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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