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New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 29 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Remembering Jeffrey…

Jun 29 - 30, 2015
Join Carol Bebelle, Ron Bechet, Stella Jones, Margaret Slade Kelly, Martin… more

The Foundation…

Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

Hillbilly Jigs…

Jun 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Hillbilly Jigs Bluegrass Jam. more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jun 30 - Jul 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jun 30 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

ESSENCE Festival…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
The 2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans! Join… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 2 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Ogden After Hours…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Alvin Youngblood Hart. more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 29 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Scheduled Charter Flights from New Orleans to Cancun to Begin

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

Scheduled Charter Flights from New Orleans to Cancun to Begin

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Vacation Express, one of the largest tour operators in the southeast United States with over 22 years of experience in the charter business, has announced non-stop seasonal service via Aero México from New Orleans to Cancun. AeroMéxico will begin the service on May 26 and operate through August 11, 2013.

The new charter air service to the popular vacation destination will be aboard an AeroMéxico B737-700 aircraft with a seating capacity of 124 passengers (12 First Class and 112 Coach Seats). The weekly flight will operate on Sundays. The scheduled flights will be on AeroMéxico flight 9278 that departs Cancun at 10:40 a.m. and arrives in New Orleans at 12:55 p.m.  The return flight will be AeroMéxico flight 9279 that departs New Orleans at 2:10 p.m. and arrives in Cancun at 4:25 p.m.

All flights are currently are on sale and filed with the Department of Transportation (DOT). Flights may be booked at the Vacation Express website www.vacationexpress.com or directly at 1-800-309-4717 nationwide.  Vacation Express has added the New Orleans market to its lineup of an extensive scheduled air program to the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica from most U.S. cities.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, "We are pleased to announce this new non-stop service to Cancun. Cancun is a popular international location for travel and we feel this new service will be well received. Like our great city, Cancun is a premier destination that offers a variety of attractions for all ages."

"Cancun, Mexico will be our 40th non-stop destination and our second international destination together with Toronto, Canada," said Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation at Armstrong International Airport. "As we work with our business community and the State on international flights to Europe and Latin America, we are glad to have Vacation Express introduce this flight in our community."

Armstrong International Airport encourages passengers traveling to arrive at the airport two (2) hours prior to their scheduled departure time to allow sufficient time for parking, check-in, and security screening.   With many great food venues and retail opportunities, it's a chance to experience what is new at the Airport.

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