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14th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

2014 New Orleans…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
Join us for the Historic New Orleans Collection's seventh annual New Orleans… more

AN EVENING WITH …

Aug 1 - 1, 2014

COOLinary New…

Aug 1 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Entergy IMAX Theatre…

Aug 1 - 21, 2014
Entergy IMAX Theatre and 3D Entertainment Distribution invite audiences on an… more

JPAS Summer Musical…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
  THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR., based on the zany musical that has taken… more

Mecha Con

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
MechaCon was conceived as a revolutionary Anime convention experience,… more

Sarah McLachlan at…

Aug 1 - 1, 2014

Satchmo Summer Fest

Aug 1 - 1, 2014
Come and enjoy live music with Leroy Jones & New Orleans Finest. more

The Historic New…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
The Historic New Orleans Collection's seventh annual New Orleans Antiques… more

The Saenger Theatre…

Aug 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for  multi-platinum singer and songwriter Sarah McLaughlin. She… more

The Victory Belles –…

Aug 1 - 1, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles' newest red, white and blue celebration!… more

20th Anniversary…

Aug 2 - 2, 2014
The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) announces the annual Whitney… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 2 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 2 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

Rolland Golden: An…

Aug 2 - 2, 2014
Opening August 2, 2014 more

The Farm To Table…

Aug 2 - 4, 2014
The symposium will bring together the leading practitioners in the growing… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 3 - 3, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Justin Timberlake

Aug 3 - 3, 2014

National Farmers…

Aug 3 - 9, 2014

14th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 1 - 3, 2014
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… 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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