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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

New Upgraded Aircraft to Service New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Media Contact
Michelle C. Wilcut
504-303-7552
michelle@flymsy.com

 

 New Upgraded Aircraft to Service New Orleans
 New Orleans First City to Debut New American Airlines Embraer E-175 Jet

August 1, 2013- (NEW ORLEANS, LA) - Today, American Airlines will debut the inaugural arrival of the new Embraer E-175 aircraft at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The new jet is the result of a 12-year capacity purchase agreement between American Airlines and Republic Airways Holdings to provide large regional jet flying for the first time in American's history. Through the agreement, Republic Airways is acquiring 53 Embraer E-175 jets featuring a two-class cabin with 12 First Class seats and 64 seats in the Main Cabin. The aircraft, which will be branded with the newly revealed American Eagle livery will be operated by the Republic Airlines subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, a long-time partner of American Airlines and the largest operator of large Embraer jets. The new jet aircraft will replace the Bombardier CRJ-700 on the established route from Chicago O'Hare International Airport that arrives daily in New Orleans at 10:50 a.m. The CRJ-700 was the newest member of the American Eagle fleet and the first to feature a first class cabin. The new Embraer jet will increase the New Orleans service by 252 incremental seats per week.

Chuck Schubert, American's Vice President - Network Planning said "This (purchase) is a significant milestone in our company's history. Establishing a large regional jet fleet has long been part of our business plan."

"We are honored to be selected as one of the key markets in the nation to feature this new aircraft", said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman Cheryl Teamer said, "We are very pleased to host the new aircraft to match market demand".

"American Airlines has always been a valuable partner with Armstrong International Airport. The placement of their new aircraft with the additional seats is a sign of their confidence in our city and region," said Director of Aviation Iftikhar Ahmad.

WHAT: Debut of New American Airlines Embraer E-175 Jet

WHO:   Iftikhar Ahmad, Executive Director, Armstrong International Airport
           Aimee Quirk, Advisor to the Mayor for Economic Development
           Cheryl Teamer, Chairwoman, New Orleans Aviation Board
           Dale Morris, Regional VP Government Affairs, American Airlines
           Stephen Courtois, General Manager, American/American Eagle Airlines

WHERE: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
            American Airlines Gate C-12
            Check-in at American Airlines Ticket Counter to receive gate pass to event

WHEN: Thursday, August 1, 2013

10:00 a.m. Check-in at American Ticket Counter to obtain gate pass and process security
10:30 a.m. Formal Program and Remarks
10: 50 a.m. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
10:55 a.m. Flight Arrival with Water Salute and Aircraft Tours

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