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15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
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Anthony Bean…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
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Ashe Cultural Arts…

Aug 2 - Oct 4, 2015
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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
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COOLinary New Orleans…

Aug 2 - 31, 2015
It is going to be a delicious summer!  During the month of August, enjoy… more

Louisiana SPCA’s…

Aug 2 - 31, 2015
In memory of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana SPCA is… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Aug 2 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Off-site Pet…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held in the… more

The Historic New…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
One of the premier decorative arts events in the country, the four-day program… more

The Sweat Social…

Aug 2 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… 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

Off-site Pet…

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Off-site Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA, will be held at… more

Opening Reception -…

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
Join us for the opening reception  at The Foundation Gallery for the… more

Red Dress Run 2015

Aug 8 - 8, 2015
The Annual Red Dress Run through the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans is… more

Saturday Farmers…

Aug 8 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

15th Annual Satchmo…

Aug 2 - 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Armstrong International Airport Sets Passenger Ranking Record

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: March 26, 2014

Armstrong International Airport Sets Passenger Ranking Record

Passenger Numbers Continue to Rise

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) - The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport announces a new passenger enplanement ranking for U.S. Flights that has been reported by the federal agency, Research and Innovative Technology (RITA) Administration Bureau of Transportation Statistics. RITA's summary data ending on August 31, 2013 has Armstrong International ranked #37 among 812 U.S. airports in domestic enplanements and deplanements.  Over the 12 month period of the report, enplanements increased by 3.99% from 4,245,000 to 4,415,000 while deplanements increased 3.81% from 4,248,000 to 4,410,000. Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was ranked #40 among the nation's busiest airports. After the storm, the ranking dropped to #56. 

Armstrong International is currently served by 11 air carriers. Carrier shares are reported in the RITA report as follows based on total passengers from July 2012 to August 2013:

? Southwest Airlines - 3,081,000 passengers with a 34.91% share

? Delta Air Lines - 1,594,000 passengers with a 18.06% share

? United Airlines - 1,191,000 passengers with a 13.5% share

? American Airlines - 788,000 passengers with a 8.93% share

? US Airways - 446,000 passengers with a 5.05% share

? Others - 1,726,000 passengers with a 19.55% share

"This type of news is always very positive for New Orleans," said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "The new ranking indicates that we continue to be a popular destination for business and leisure passengers alike."

New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman Cheryl Teamer said, "The NOAB and staff have set as a goal continued growth in air service for the New Orleans region. This new ranking is a positive indicator that we are moving towards that goal."

"I am especially pleased with the findings in this report," said Airport Director of Aviation Iftikhar Ahmad. "We continue to draw air service, while many of our peer airports are in a decline. We appreciate our airline partners and the faith they continue to show in the New Orleans market by adding air service and new non-stop destinations."