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


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