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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

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… 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

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

The Trio featuring…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, Roland Guerin, John Gros. more

17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is gearing up for its 17th Annual Save Our… more

Hidden Treasures:…

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