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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! 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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