British Airways to launch London-New Orleans

Mainly domestic New Orleans welcomes trans-Atlantic route
British Airways will start flights to New Orleans from its London Heathrow hub in spring 2017, making the Big Easy its 23rd destination in the United States.
The service will begin on March 27 with four flights a week on a 214-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
BA says it expects New Orleans to be “a big hit” with British and European passengers but adds that it is also hoping for corporate traffic. To New Orleans customers, BA is stressing Heathrow’s connections to 130 other cities in Europe and beyond.
For New Orleans, the trans-Atlantic route is a welcome addition, as current services are mainly domestic.
“For years, we have pursued bringing more direct international flights to Armstrong Airport and with the addition of British Airways it’s clear our hard work is paying off,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.
“Nonstop flights to London open a gateway to new international markets that will create jobs and new opportunity.”
German leisure carrier Condor Airlines announced this summer a forthcoming seasonal service between Frankfurt and New Orleans.
USA Today / Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

x

Check Also

British Airways, BA, IAG, ticket, error, mistake, fare, Dubai, Tel Aviv, compensation, consumer affairs, rights

British Airways cancels tickets after error

Hundreds of passengers are reported to have bought the cut-price tickets, which were offered by mistake.

Heathrow, airport, London, runway, cabinet, UK, government, vote, approve, support, Theresa May, Boris

UK cabinet backs Heathrow third runway

But splits in the ruling party mean that the government may not win a parliamentary vote.

Luton, London, Heathrowm City, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, punctuality, minutes, average, 2017, delay

UK airports with biggest flight delays listed

As a new ranking lists the UK's 25 major airports by departure punctuality, there are calls for infrastructure modernisation.

SAS, LOT, Heathrow, London, noise, aircraft, descent, MAX, Boeing, Continuous Descent Approaches, list, greenest, quietest

SAS is “quietest and greenest” at Heathrow

The airlines SAS and LOT have been singled out for praise by one of the busiest airports in the world.

Azul, Brazil, sell, buy, shares, stake, Hainan, HNA, debt, United, USA, Open Skies, flights, venture

Airlines in US and Brazil move closer

Now Open Skies is finally approved, United raises its stake in Brazil’s Azul to 8% with a joint venture on the horizon.

CFM, CFM56-7B, engine, blow, explode, inspection, FAA, order, directive, Southwest, cancel, flights, safe, American, United

US airlines cancel flights to check engines

A radical measure to immediately check engines follows a mid-air explosion last week.