|5/22/2018 ||Airport Serves a Record-High 1.2 Million Passengers in March 2018|
more passengers than previous record in May 2017
|5/18/2018 ||New Orleans Airport, Condor Airlines Celebrate One Year of Service
from New Orleans to Frankfurt, Germany
Flights Depart Thursdays and Sundays
|5/4/2018 ||Eight Airport Employees Win
2018 Excellence in Government Award
Successfully Recruiting and Launching New Flights
|5/2/2018 || ||Sun Country Airlines® Announces New Service Between Minneapolis and New Orleans|
expansion brings Sun Country’s nonstop route total to 53
|5/2/2018 || ||Traffic Advisory: High Passenger Activity May Cause Delays near Armstrong International Airport|
|4/27/2018 ||American Airlines to Host Travel Rehearsal Event for Families with Special Needs Children|
|4/26/2018 ||British Airways Offers Special New Orleans Anniversary Fare Sale|
Special $787 Dreamliner fare
|4/23/2018 || ||Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closure on Access Road Travelling Away from Airport|
|3/20/2018 ||New Orleans Airport Aviation Director Appointed to National Industry Leadership Committee|
|2/15/2018 || ||Southwest Announces Additional Frequency to Los Angeles from New Orleans|
|2/15/2018 || ||Vacation Express Returns to New Orleans with Non-Stop Flights to Cancun and Punta Cana|
Roundtrip service in 2018 to start in time for Memorial Day
|1/23/2018 ||Passenger Traffic at New Orleans Airport Continues to Climb
with another Record-Breaking Year
More than 12 million passengers traveled through MSY
|1/19/2018 ||Bourbon Street or Bust! Spirit Airlines
Adds New Service Between Atlantic City and New Orleans
Nonstop, year-round service to begin
on April 13, 2018
|1/19/2018 || ||Update on Winter Weather Impacts|
|1/18/2018 || ||Boil Water Advisory Issued for MSY|
|1/17/2018 || ||MSY Closed Due to Icy Conditions|
|1/17/2018 || ||Runways Open at MSY|
|12/11/2017||New Non-Stop Flights to Punta Cana from New Orleans|
Vacation Express expands their exclusive flights to the Caribbean
|11/17/2017|| ||Mayor Landrieu, Aviation Board, 750 Workers Celebrate New Airport Construction Mileston|
Louis Armstrong Airport North Terminal Project Reaches New High
|11/14/2017||Armstrong International Wins Awards at Annual ACI-NA Marketing & Communications Conference|
|11/9/2017 ||The Big Easy Just Got Easier! Spirit Airlines Adds Service to New Orleans from Five New Destinations|
Orleans from Five New Destinations
service to New Orleans from Boston, Newark, Tampa, Minneapolis/St. Paul begins
|10/31/2017||British Airways Increases Weekly Flights between New Orleans and London|
Now operating five
flights per week
|10/13/2017|| ||Mayor Landrieu Touts Major Successes at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Bolstering Economic Growth in Region
Recent report cites new airport construction as key factor in growth of economy
|10/10/2017||Condor Airlines Returning with Flights to Frankfurt, Germany in Summer 2018|
|10/5/2017 ||FRONTIER AIRLINES BEGINS NEW SERVICE FROM NEW ORLEANS|
Carrier Now Offers Nonstop Service to Seven Cities
Fares as Low as $29
|10/5/2017 || ||Mayor Landrieu, City Officials Provide Updates on Tropical Storm Nate
Mayor Led Morning Briefing with
City Officials on Preparations
|9/26/2017 ||New Flights for Armstrong International |
Making flying even easier
|9/21/2017 || ||Alaska Airlines and Virgin America begin new service from San Francisco to New Orleans|
Carrier continues largest network expansion in company history
|8/24/2017 ||Big Savings to the Big Easy On Spirit Airlines|
Spirit Adds Six New Routes Including Four To New Orleans
|7/11/2017 ||GLO Airlines to suspend flights system wide July 15|
New Orleans-based carrier GLO Airlines has announced that it is suspending its operations system wide effective July 15. GLO began service at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) in November 2015.
|5/23/2017 || ||New Orleans Aviation Board Announces Kevin Dolliole as Director of Aviation|
|5/3/2017 || ||Condor Airlines Begins Non-Stop Service from New Orleans to Frankfurt, Germany|
|4/5/2017 ||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Airport (MSY) to upgrade terminal IT with
Amadeus AirIT technology|
|3/27/2017 || ||British Airways Brings Non-Stop Service between New Orleans and London|
|3/16/2017 || ||New Orleans Aviation Board Votes to Expand and Finance Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport North Terminal Project|
|3/14/2017 ||Vacation Express Adds More Flights to Cancun from New Orleans|
Friday direct flights added for 6-night vacation packages
|2/17/2017 ||More Passengers than Ever Before at Armstrong International|
Record-breaking 11.1 million passengers in 2016
|2/13/2017 ||Southwest Airlines Launching Two New Flights from New Orleans|
Southwest Airlines, the Airport’s largest carrier,
will begin seasonal service from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Airport (MSY) to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and John Glenn
Columbus International Airport (CMH) on April 30, 2017.
|1/18/2017 || ||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Announces North Terminal Project Gate Expansion|
Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) announced a five gate
expansion of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport North
Terminal Project, bringing the total number of gates from 30 to 35.
|1/17/2017 ||Vacation Express Brings Non-Stop Service to Grand Bahama Island from New Orleans|
Bahamas promotes new direct Grand Bahama Flights
from New Orleans at Pelicans games
|12/22/2016||Choice Aire Begins Non-stop Flights from New Orleans to San Pedro Sula, Honduras|
December 17, 2016, Choice Aire, operated
by XTRA Airways, officially began non-stop service from New Orleans to San
Pedro Sula, Honduras.
|12/1/2016 ||New Orleans Aviation Board Announces Interim Director of Aviation|
Today, the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) announced the appointment of Mark Reis as the interim Director of Aviation, effective immediately.
|11/22/2016||Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Travel|
|10/28/2016||Choice Aire Announces Non-Stop Service to San Pedro Sula, Honduras|
International non-stop destinations from New Orleans increase to seven
|10/20/2016||British Airways Announces Non-Stop Service to London from New Orleans|
Non-stop international destinations from New Orleans increase to six cities
Press kit including destination information, airline information, and aircraft pictures can be found here
|10/17/2016||Airport to Perform Emergency Exercise|
FAA Mandated Emergency Exercise Scheduled at Armstrong International
|9/29/2016 ||JetBlue Begins Flights to Fort Lauderdale from New Orleans|
JetBlue celebrates 15 years in New Orleans
|8/31/2016 ||Eat Fit NOLA Debuts on Restaurant Menus at Armstrong International
|8/8/2016 ||GLO Announces Fifth Non-Stop Destination from New Orleans with Huntsville|
Non-stop destinations from New Orleans now total 55 routes
|7/29/2016 ||New Mother’s Rooms Now Open|
|7/22/2016 ||Record-Breaking One Million Passengers Served in May|
|6/9/2016 ||Condor Announces New Nonstop Seasonal Service Between New Orleans and Germany Beginning May 2017|
|6/3/2016 ||Allegiant Air Begins Non-Stop Service to St. Pete-Clearwater, Florida|
|5/26/2016 ||Allegiant Air Begins Non-Stop Service from New Orleans to Tulsa|
|MSY in the News|
|4/29/2014 || ||N.O. Airport has Largest Passenger Increase of any U.S. City|
|2/11/2014 || ||New Orleans' Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY) gains nonstop flight to Seattle|
|12/30/2013|| ||More arrivals boost Armstrong Airport traffic|
From New Orleans City Business
|4/6/2017 ||Rapid Growth Prompts Decision to Expand New North Terminal|
At the March meeting of the
New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB), members officially voted to expand the new
north terminal facility from the planned 30 gates to 35 gates.
|3/6/2017 ||Record Year: All-time High Number of Airlines, Non-stop Destinations, and Passengers|
In 2016, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport set
new all-time records for its number of airlines, non-stop destinations, and
|2/15/2017 ||Milestones of Constructing Louisiana’s Airport|
It has been one year since
the groundbreaking ceremony was held marking the official commencement of North
|1/4/2017 ||New Year, New Airport (Flights and Amenities)|
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Airport continues to expand air service and passenger amenities.
|12/1/2016 ||Non-Stop International Travel from New Orleans|
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has seen
tremendous growth in air service this year. The Airport achieved a new record
high of 17 airlines with the recent announcements by British Airways, Choice
Aire, and Condor. We also welcomed
multiple new routes to both domestic and international destinations to reach
all-time high of 58 non-stop destinations.
|11/1/2016 ||Holiday Travel Tips|
With the holiday season upon us, many people
will be travelling to visit family and friends.
|10/5/2016 ||New Airport Amenities for an Enhanced Travel Experience|
With a selection of new
amenities and air service options, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Airport is making the travel experience more passenger-friendly than ever
|9/1/2016 ||Reaching New Heights|
Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport has experienced rapid growth over the past six years.
|8/1/2016 ||The World is Waiting|
The Airport is reaching new
heights. With several recent inaugural flights and new service announcements, the
Airport now offers service to a total of 54 non-stop destinations on 15
airlines including 5 non-stop international destinations.
|7/1/2016 ||New International Non-Stop service to Frankfurt, Germany, starting summer 2017|
The Airport is extremely
excited about the announcement of non-stop flights to Europe for the first time
in more than 25 years.
|6/1/2016 ||Hurricane Preparedness and Travel Tips|
The hurricane season officially begins June 1st. Each year the Airport takes part in activities
to prepare for different types of emergencies, including natural disasters such
|5/1/2016 ||Explore More Destinations from Armstrong International|
|4/1/2016 ||New Low Cost Travel Options and New Cities in 2016|
|3/1/2016 ||North Terminal Construction Begins|
On January 14, 2016, the
construction of the $807 million North Terminal Project was commemorated with
an official ground breaking ceremony held on the site of the new terminal.
|2/1/2016 ||Armstrong International Breaks All-time High in Total Passengers|
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Airport has set an all-time record high in total passenger numbers with a
barrage of new airlines, non-stop destinations that includes four international
|1/4/2016 ||Air Service Continues to Grow at Armstrong International|
Air Service expansion is one of our top priorities at Armstrong International, and we are pleased to report that new flights will be arriving soon.
|12/3/2015 ||A List of Our Recent Accomplishments|
As 2015 comes to a close, we reflect on our accomplishments to promote common good. The results show that this has been yet another great year for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
|11/18/2015||New Flight Options for the Holiday Season|
Starting this holiday season, travellers will have
the option to fly non-stop to Little Rock, Arkansas, Memphis, Tennessee and
|10/1/2015 ||Holiday Travel Tips at Armstrong International|
Next month will begin the holiday season and
many of our residents will be traveling by air to visit loved ones and friends.
I would like to share some travel tips that I hope will enhance your travel
experience through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
|8/31/2015 ||New Service and Ultra-Low Fares|
Ultra-low cost service continues to grow at
Armstrong International with the most recent announcement by Spirit Airlines to
begin daily service to Las Vegas, Nevada.
|8/3/2015 ||Armstrong International Hurricane Preparedness|
As we approach the 10 year anniversary of
Hurricane Katrina, we reflect upon emergency preparedness at Louis Armstrong
New Orleans International Airport.
|7/8/2015 ||New Concessions Coming to Armstrong International|
|5/29/2015 ||New Ultra-Low Cost Airline Begins Service in February
|4/1/2015 ||New Orleans Airport Fares Among Most Affordable in Nation|
The Bureau of Transportation recently released statistics for average air fares at the top 100 U.S. airports. The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is ranked at #79, which is in the 4th quartile, meaning that we are one of the most affordable airports to fly to and from.
|3/1/2015 ||Surpassing Pre-Katrina Figures and Launching New International Service|
Building on five consecutive years of growth, Louis Armstrong New
Orleans International Airport has surpassed Pre-Katrina passenger numbers
marking a significant milestone for our Airport.
|2/1/2015 ||New Ultra-Low Cost Airline Begins Service in February|
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is pleased to welcome Allegiant Air this month!
|1/1/2015 ||2015 Goals for Armstrong International|
It is a new year and with it comes expectations for great things at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The Airport has set key goals in three areas to accomplish this year. These areas of focus are Infrastructure, Operations and Finance.
|12/1/2014 ||A Very Good Year for Armstrong International|
I look back on 2014, it has been a productive year at Louis Armstrong New
Orleans International Airport in so many ways
|11/1/2014 ||CMAR Selected for North Terminal Project|
|10/1/2014 ||Holiday Travel Tips at Armstrong International|
Next month will begin the holiday season and many of our residents will be traveling by air to visit loved ones and friends. The Airport Director would like to share some travel tips that will enhance your travel experience through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
|9/1/2014 ||Airport Continues to Fly High in 2014|
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport contributes to the prosperity of the city and region by linking our community to the rest of the world by air.
|8/1/2014 ||New Air Service Arrives at MSY|
August will be a busy month for new air service at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. On August 1, 2014, Spirit Airlines, one of our low cost carriers that entered our market with daily service to Dallas, will begin a daily non-stop flight from the Greater New Orleans Market to Ft. Lauderdale with their all-Airbus fleet.
|7/1/2014 ||Customer Service - A Priority at MSY|
The passenger experience from parking to boarding an aircraft at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) appears to be a seamless process. However, passengers are actually interacting with many different businesses that operate at the Airport. These businesses each have their own corporate branding, employees, policies and customer service initiatives. For example, the Airport parking garage is operated by New South Parking, curbside check-in is provided by businesses under contract with the particular airline, the airlines operate the ticket and gate counters, the news and gift concession is under Hudson Group, the food and beverage concession is under Delaware North Companies, and passenger and checked bag screening is conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). While the Airport does not have control over these businesses, the Airport has taken steps to have efficient and effective customer service for all of our passengers.
|6/1/2014 ||National Air Service Recognition|
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport continues to set records and receive national recognition for air service in the world of aviation. Airline Weekly, a subscriber-supported publication reporting on commercial passenger aviation worldwide, recognized our Airport for the biggest increase in passenger volume in 2013 in the entire United States.
|5/1/2014 ||Planning for the 2014 Hurricane Season|
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is an important facility to the community, especially during an emergency event such as a hurricane.
|4/1/2014 ||New Orleans Scores Big With More Air Service|
Building on the growth in 2013, the Airport recently announced the addition of the low cost carrier Alaska Airlines that will be providing non-stop service to Seattle, Washington. This announcement marks the 42nd non-stop destination served from New Orleans. With the addition of Alaska Airlines, Armstrong International now has twelve airlines that offer travel options for our customers. In addition, Southwest Airlines announced that it will be providing two daily non-stop flights to Regan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
|3/1/2014 ||Reaching Milestones for a World Class Airport|
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Airport has achieved some significant milestones in the first quarter of 2014.
First and foremost, forward progress on the development of the new $826 million
North Terminal has taken flight. On January 16, 2014, New Orleans Mayor Mitch
Landrieu joined the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) and the Long Term
Infrastructure Development Project Team to showcase the conceptual renderings
of the new north terminal complex. The terminal concepts are the creation of
world renowned architect Cesar Pelli, New Orleans’ William Raymond Manning of
Manning Architects, Atkins Global and Leo A. Daly, the project design team for
the north terminal project.
|1/1/2014 ||A New Year for Armstrong International Airport|
It is a new year and with it comes expectations for great things at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
|12/1/2013 ||2013 - A Very Good Year
As we look back on 2013, it has been a year of exciting accomplishments at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. I would like to recap just a few.
|11/1/2013 ||Holiday Travel Tips at Armstrong International Airport|
As we enter the holiday season, many of our residents will be traveling by air to visit loved ones and friends. I would like to share some tips that will enhance your travel experience through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
|10/1/2013 ||Preparing for an Airport Disaster|
This month, our staff will be joined by law enforcement and first responders from the surrounding parishes to participate in the mandated, tri-annual Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) disaster drill. Airports are required to conduct the live full-scale planned exercise every three years to evaluate a response to a regulated disaster.
|9/1/2013 ||A World Class Designer
for a World Class Airport|
In a few short months, the New Orleans Aviation Board will be debuting the exciting look of the new $650 million Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport North Terminal. We have been actively working on the design of the terminal envelope since July, the same month that we were pleased to announce that famed architect César Pelli and William Raymond Manning of Manning Architects had joined the Crescent City Aviation Team (CCAT), the group charged with shaping a world class airport terminal in New Orleans set to open ahead of the 300th anniversary of New Orleans. They will bring a vision and world class experience to the project that is uniquely New Orleans.
|8/1/2013 ||Important Endorsements and Rankings for MSY|
|7/1/2013 ||Armstrong International Airport Soars in Strong Headwinds|
A recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Center for Air Transportation published in the Wall Street Journal has found that airline mergers, a deep recession and surging fuel prices have led to sharp cuts in airline service around the nation.
|6/1/2013 ||Planning for the Hurricane Season|
June 1st heralds the first day of the 2013 Hurricane Season. Many hurricane forecasters have begun to make their predictions for the season. Regardless of the predictions, the key is to be prepared and have a storm safety plan.
|5/1/2013 ||A World Class Airport for a World Class City|
On Wednesday, April 17, the New Orleans Aviation Board took action to accept the recommendation from consultants contracted to do a study for the location of a new terminal. Four alternative sites were reviewed. The alternative options were (1) refurbishing the existing terminal site or build a new terminal on the (2) Southside, (3) Westside or (4) Northside of the existing campus. The recommended alternative that was approved by the Board was the option for the Northside of the airfield (see illustration on side 2). The completed comprehensive analysis came less than two years after New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu requested the Aviation Board undertake an in-depth and robust analysis of the four proposals for the future of the airport from the airport’s master plan. The study looked at financial feasibility, environmental impact, design, and operational impacts, including potential uses for the existing terminal and surrounding infrastructure.
|4/1/2013 ||A New Airport Under Study|
In 2012 while working feverously to complete the over $300 million modernization of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) was also working on a feasibility study for a new airport terminal at the existing airport location in Kenner. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu had sent a request for the study to the NOAB in their August meeting in 2011. Justification for the study revolved around a number of factors.
|3/1/2013 ||Special Events Impact Traffic at MSY|
In January, we kicked off the year with
thousands of Sugar Bowl fans faithfully following their two respective
college teams to the Crescent City. This was followed by our yearly
Mardi Gras celebration that was extended a week to allow for the Super
Bowl to take place in the Superdome. Then if that wasn’t enough
following the departure of the Mardi Gras revelers after Ash Wednesday,
the airport was called upon to be the travel conveyance for stranded
passengers from the Carnival Cruise ship - Triumph. They were bussed to
us from the Mobile Cruise Ship Port after their emergency docking with a
final sojourn scheduled to the Triumph homeport of Galveston, TX via a
flight to Houston on 11 chartered aircraft from MSY.
|2/1/2013 ||A Promising Year for MSY and Greater New Orleans|
|1/1/2013 ||Airport Super Bowl Plan is Complete|
|12/1/2012 ||Airport Construction Wrapping Up|
As we enter the December holiday season and approach the new year, I am happy to report we are completing the final touches on all of the construction and wrapping up our $356 million modernization program. We, at the airport, are excited about the changes and I know our passengers that have not been in the airport recently will be impressed by the new décor, the new shops and the new restaurants.
|11/1/2012 ||Tips for Holiday Travel at Armstrong International Airport|
As we enter the holiday season, many of our residents will be traveling
by air to visit loved ones and friends. I would like to share some tips
with you that might make your travel through Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport a little easier.
|10/1/2012 ||Airport Capital Improvement Projects Near Completion|
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is entering into the final phase of the $356 million modernization of the airport, as we get closer to our construction deadline of Super Bowl 2013.
|9/1/2012 ||Pre-K air service restored at MSY|
By Iftikhar Ahmad - Director of Aviation, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
|8/1/2012 ||Preparing for the Super Bowl|
Orleans has been the host to some very big sporting events over the years, but
none bigger than a Super Bowl. As everyone must know by now, New Orleans will
be in the spotlight on Feb. 3, 2013 when the Super Bowl returns to the Crescent
City for a 10th time. This high profile game will bring attention to
our region, our city and our airport.
|7/1/2012 ||Arts in the Airport|
Art and music are two important ways to showcase
a city's unique ambiance, particularly in public structures. The use of the
arts in a public setting has been shown to create an improved public
environment through the enhancement of spaces, with the sights and sounds of
quality artists and musicians that are unique in their field and their
|6/1/2012 ||Planning for the Hurricane Season|
June 1st is the declared first day of the 2012 Hurricane Season and hurricane forecasters are calling for a below-average hurricane season this year. Regardless of the forecast, the key is to always be prepared with a storm safety plan during this time of year.
|5/1/2012 ||Improving Concessions at MSY|
On our path to transforming the airport into a business that closely reflects the aspirations of our community, we have discussed many initiatives with you in these reports. One such initiative is upgrading the concessions at the airport.
|4/1/2012 ||Accountability & Transparency at MSY|
Over one year ago, I reported to readers of the Airport Report that the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) and staff had taken significant steps to enhance a sense of accountability and transparency at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Very soon after I joined the MSY team in 2010, the Aviation Board requested audits through Harold A. Asher, CPA as a means of increasing transparency. In the early fall of that year after having studied the workings of the Airport, I submitted my 100 Day Report to the Board with a recommendation for audits after identifying significant system risks. These included a lack of policies and procedures and internal controls, lack of staff to conduct core business and findings of disproportionate revenues and expenses. I also recommended that the fleet of airport vehicles be significantly reduced and a new over-time policy for NOAB employees be set after Asher’s audit review of NOAB Overtime (posted on the Airport website).
|3/1/2012 ||New Airport Developments|
As Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport continues its modernization of the existing airport campus by Super Bowl 2013, the challenge by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to develop a "world class airport” has been heard and preliminary steps to address the directive are underway.
|1/1/2012 ||Building for the Future|
We believe that our journey to becoming a world class airportis not an event but a process. To get to the world class airportstatus, we are working on a feasibility study for a new airportterminal to be constructed on the Airport property associatedwith steady progress on the completion of our $300 milliondollar modernization of the existing terminal.
|12/1/2011 ||Preparing for Emergencies|
Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation, discusses recent table-top exercises and full-scale exercises held at MSY.
|11/1/2011 ||Holiday Travel Tips at Armstrong International Airport|
As we enter the holiday season, many of our residents will be traveling by air to visit loved ones and friends. I would like to share some tips with you that might make your travel through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport a little easier.
|10/11/2011||Developments at Armstrong International Airport|
|09/01/2011||Airport Expansion - A New Plan for the Future|
At the August New Orleans Aviation Board meeting, the following letter from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was presented to the Board Chairman Nolan V. Rollins by New Orleans city officials:
|8/1/2011 ||Finding Jobs at the Airport|
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport plays many roles in the community. While some may think of the airport as nothing more than a transportation center where airplanes land and passengers and cargo move from one place to another, in reality the airport is much more than that. The airport is a source of revenue for government municipalities, a partner in industry with local businesses and most importantly in this troubled economy a provider of jobs.
|7/1/2011 ||Airport Numbers Continue to Soar|
The return of tourists to the city is a welcomed sign that recovery from all of the natural and man-made disasters the city has survived is not only underway but is accelerating. Many of these tourists fly into the city using Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, a fact I believe is reflected in our increased passenger loads. Officials in the city that track tourism numbers state there has been a nearly 20 percent increase in tourism this year in New Orleans, as compared to last year.
|6/1/2011 ||Planning for the Hurricane Season|
The 2011 Hurricane Season began on June 1st. Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation, discusses the Airport's Hurricane Preparedness Plan and what passengers should do to prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm.
|5/2/2011 ||Improving Services at MSY|
Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation, discusses the results of a recent Concessions Survey and ways we will use this information to improve Services at MSY
|4/1/2011 ||Air Service Soars at MSY|
Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation, discusses new air service at MSY
|3/1/2011 ||Preparing for the Super Bowl|
Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation, discusses plans for getting the Airport ready for the 2013 Super bowl
|11/4/2011 ||Inside MSY - Summer/Fall 2011|
"Throw Me Something" Fridays, In Remembrance - Henry Smith, NOAB employee luncheon, MSY Red Coat Retires, and more..
|2/15/2011 ||inside MSY - Winter 2010|
San Francisco Service, Zulu Queen arrives at MSY, Saints Ambassador, ID Badge Renewal, Sugar Bowl, and more.
|3/10/2010 ||Inside MSY - Spring 2010|
Iftikhar Ahmad Named Director, Frontier Returns to MSY, Construction Moving Along
|8/15/2009 ||Inside MSY - Fall 2009|
Making Dreams Come True, Security Reminder, Honor Air Flights, Continental at Work and Capital Improvement Program
|3/15/2009 ||Inside MSY - Spring 2009|
Unique Nuptial for NOAB Manager, AeroMexico Service Returns, Congrats to Tax Free 20 Years of Service
|8/15/2008 ||Inside MSY - Fall 2008|
AAAE 80th Annual Conference & Expo, New Zipper LIne, Surviving Gustav and Sound Proofing Program
|3/15/2008 ||Inside MSY - Spring 2008|
JetBlue begins Boston Service, ExpressJet 1-year Anniversary, Air Force One meets Mexico One and NOAB Avcom Recognizes Employee
|12/15/2007||Inside MSY - Winter 2007|
SWA Star of the Month, Cranes in the Sky, Wi-Fi Access now offered and AeroMexico Charters
|4/16/2007 ||Inside MSY - Spring 2007|
Music to your Eyes campaign rolls on, Cell Phone Lot opens and A Word from Sean
|Archived Press Releases|
|3/26/2014 || ||Armstrong International Airport Sets Passenger Ranking Record|
Passenger Numbers Continue to Rise
|3/24/2014 || ||Southwest Expands Service at Armstrong International Airport|
Washington National Service to Start in August
|3/11/2014 ||MSY Closes 2013 on a High Note|
Over 9.2 Million Passengers Served
|2/11/2014 ||New Orleans Scores Big: Lands Alaska Airlines|
Non-stop service to Seattle begins in June
|1/17/2014 ||Vacation Express Announces Non-Stop Flights form New Orleans to Jamaica|
Flights to Montego Bay to Start May, 2014
|1/16/2014 ||Mayor Landrieu, Aviation Board unveil conceptual design for new world-class airport terminal complex|
Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB), regional
elected officials, business and tourism leaders to announce a major milestone in
the plans to build a brand new, world-class airport terminal that will serve as
a crucial economic driver for the New Orleans metropolitan region and provide a
lasting impression to visitors due to its modern design and open architectural
|12/16/2013|| ||Southwest Airlines to Start Non-stop Service to San Diego from New Orleans|
announcing about 1.4 million more seats last winter in New Orleans, Southwest
Airlines is increasing air service from the New Orleans market with new
non-stop service to San Diego, CA beginning on April 8, 2014 on their 737
|2/5/2013 ||Record Crowd Passes Through Armstrong International Airport|
|1/15/2013 ||Mayor Landrieu and Airport Officials Unveil Armstrong International Airport Improvements|
|12/4/2012 ||Access Road Work May Cause Traffic Delays|
Plan for 15-20 travel delays due to construction.
Plan ahead for Thanksgiving Travel
|10/10/2012||Ticket Lobby to Expand with Whitney Bank 's Relocation|
|9/25/2012 || ||Perlis Cajun clothing Debuts at Amrstrong International Airport|
|9/14/2012 || ||Saints Store to Open in Armstrong International Airport|
As part of the
ongoing transformation at the Airport, a widespread revamp of concessions
program is taking place, the New Orleans Saints opened their Saints store at
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport today.
|8/28/2012 ||Southwest Adds 1.5 Million Seats in New Orleans Including a New Destination|
Big win for New Orleans
|7/16/2012 ||Spirit Airlines to Start Service at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport|
|6/19/2012 ||Fitch upgrades New Orleans Airport's Outlook from "Stable" to "Positive" with A-|
|5/11/2012 ||Airport Director Named Tourism Champion|
|3/1/2012 ||2011 Passenger Numbers Released|
|1/24/2012 ||Revenue Bond Rating Affirmed by Moody's|
|11/21/2011||Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Travel|
|10/12/2011||Cuba Approves New Flight Service from New Orleans|
|10/7/2011 ||Terminal Improvement Project to Affect Vehicle Traffic Patterns|
|9/2/2011 ||Airport Website Named a Winner in a North American Contest|
|8/26/2011 ||Hurricane Irene Impacts|
|8/18/2011 ||Mayor Landrieu Calls for Robust Analysis on Future of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport|
Asks Aviation Board for a Financially-feasible Plan for World-class Airport
|7/25/2011 ||Accidental Discharge at MSY|
|5/12/2011 ||Armstrong International Bond Rating Outlook Revised Upward|
|3/14/2011 ||Armstrong International Gains Additional Flights|
MSY gains additional flights to Baltimore-Washington, Nashville and Kansas City
|3/11/2011 ||Airport Seeks Public Input on Concessions Offerings|
Survey to solicit public input posted on-line
|3/9/2011 ||New Orleans Receives Approval for Cuba Service|
MSY received federal approval to serve as a port of entry for flights to Cuba.
|3/3/2011 ||Mardi Gras Revelers Converge on New Orleans|
Mardi Gras is upon us at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and we are seeing our seasonal surge in passenger traffic.
|3/2/2011 ||Armstrong International Reports Record Post-Katrina Numbers|
Passenger numbers up 5.1% in 2010.
|2/17/2011 ||United Airlines Resumes San Francisco Service|
|1/14/2011 ||Board Finance Committee implementing new policies and procedures|
"Gold Standard" Goverance Result from Two Analyses Commissioned by Aviation Board
|11/19/2010||Plan Ahead for Holiday Travel|
|11/10/2010||Airport Receives Notice of Community Disaster Loan Forgiveness|
|10/25/2010||Armstrong International Unveils New Website|
New Site Gives Travelers Ultimate Single-Stop Online Resource
|10/22/2010||United Airlines Announces Service to San Francisco|
|10/21/2010||Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport withdraws from FAA Airport Privatization Pilot Program|
|9/22/2010 ||Terminal Apron Work Shifts Flight Patterns|
|9/14/2010 ||Airport Receives $6.2 Million AIP Grant
|8/18/2010 ||Aviation Board Elects New Officers|
The NOAB elects a new Chairman and Vice-Chairman
|7/14/2010 ||Air Canada Announces Service between New Orleans and Toronto|
Service between Toronto and New Orleans starts October 30, 2010
|7/9/2010 ||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Receives $4 Million AIP Grant
|7/7/2010 ||WestJet Announces Service between New Orleans and Toronto|
New service to Toronto, Canada to begin November 1, 2010
|7/1/2010 ||Armstrong International Concessionaire Hours Extended|
In response to increasing demand, Armstrong International Airport has extended the hours for its concessionaires
|6/25/2010 ||Fitch Affirms Rating on New Orleans Aviation Board $144M Bond Series 2009|
|6/15/2010 ||Southwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service To the West Coast|
New Nonstop service to LAX to begin November 7, 2010
|5/18/2010 ||AirTran Airways Announces New Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and New Orleans
New service between Milwaukee and New Orleans to begin October 7, 2010
|5/6/2010 ||Armstrong International Sells $53.7M in Bonds to
Support the Ongoing Terminal Modernization Program
PFC Bonds to be used to upgrade the airport's facilities.
|4/21/2010 ||Aviation Board Approves Contract with Iftikhar Ahmad as Director of Aviation|
"We are so pleased to have Mr.
Ahmad join the team at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport,” said
Aviation Board Chairman Dan Packer
|3/17/2010 ||Armstrong International Airport to Host Kick Off Ceremony for the Construction of Concourse D Expansion|
The airport kicks off another part of its $400+ Million Airport Capital Improvement Program