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ESSENCE Music Festival

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NASA Week to Blast…

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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 5 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Red, White, and…

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In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
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Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
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Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
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San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… 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."