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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Proposed for St. James Parish

VACHERIE, La. (April 10, 2024) - DG Fuels has announced a collaboration with Johnson Matthey and BP to create new technology to be used...

JetBlue to Reduce or Cut Least Profitable Routes

NEW YORK (AP) — JetBlue Airways will end service at several cities and reduce flying out of Los Angeles in a move to retrench...

MSY Earns ‘Best Airport in North America’ Award 3 Years in a Row

NEW ORLEANS – For the third year in a row, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) was among those named Best Airport...

Week in Review, March 4-8: Legislators Prepare to Tackle Insurance Crisis

NEW ORLEANS — Now that the crime special session is complete, the Louisiana Legislature will turn its attention to the state’s insurance crisis, among...

Spirit to Offer Nonstop from MSY to San Juan

NEW ORLEANS — On May 9, Spirit Airlines will launch the only nonstop flight from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Luis Muñoz...

Frontier Airlines to Add 2 Nonstop Destinations from New Orleans

DENVER – Frontier Airlines announced it is adding nonstop flights from New Orleans to Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis. The flights will begin in May...

Parking Rates at Louis Armstrong Airport to Increase on March 1

NEW ORLEANS — The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport announced that parking rates in its short-term garage, long-term garage and surface lot will...

Accent New Orleans DMC Welcomes New Director of Operations

NEW ORLEANS — Destination management company Accent New Orleans announces the addition of Theresa Vivirito as its new director of operations. She will oversee...

Partners Demonstrate Electric Aircraft in Houma

HOUMA, La. — On Feb. 7, Houston-based helicopter operator Bristow and Vermont aerospace company Beta Technologies hosted an electric vehicle flight demonstration in Houma,...

Port NOLA: Cruise Passenger Numbers Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

NEW ORLEANS — The Port of New Orleans said it finished calendar year 2023 with nearly 1.2 million cruise passenger movements and renewed commitments...

MSY’s Kevin Dolliole Becomes Chair of Airports Council Board

NEW ORLEANS – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Director of Aviation Kevin Dolliole became chair of the board for Airports Council International –...

New Orleans Will Host Major U.S. Travel Association Event in 2027

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Travel’s IPW, an international inbound travel trade show, will take place May 3-7, 2027 at the New Orleans Ernest N....

Trial Will Determine Whether JetBlue Can Buy Spirit, Further Consolidating Industry

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for the Justice Department and JetBlue Airways are scheduled to make closing arguments Tuesday in a trial that will determine...

$50M Taxiway Extension Project Complete at MSY

NEW ORLEANS — On Nov. 28, officials from the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Aviation Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will...

Breeze Begins Seasonal Route from New Orleans to Fort Myers

NEW ORLEANS – On Nov. 2, Breeze Airways started a new seasonal route from New Orleans to Fort Myers.  Fares on the new nonstop...

Southwest Airlines Will Add Nonstop Flight to Burbank

NEW ORLEANS — Starting June 4, 2024, Southwest Airlines will offer nonstop flights from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Hollywood Burbank Airport...

Passenger Train Between N.O. and Baton Rouge Moves Closer to Reality

NEW ORLEANS – On Oct. 26, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an agreement that may clear the way for the return of intercity passenger...

United Airlines Will Seat Passengers With Window Seats First

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines says that it will start boarding passengers in economy class with window seats first starting next week, a...

Tulane Study: Social Media Photos May Drive Customers Away

NEW ORLEANS — Social media marketers sharing photos of people vacationing in exotic locales or attending events at exclusive venues may actually be driving...

US Automakers’ Sales Rose Sharply Despite High Prices, Rates

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers posted big increases in new vehicle sales during the summer, despite high prices, rising interest rates and even a limited...

Four Seasons Appoints Nate Ferguson Director of Marketing

NEW ORLEANS – Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans has named Nate Ferguson director of marketing. For more than a decade, Ferguson has played integral...

Biden Administration Announces $1.4B for Rail Safety and Capacity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it has awarded more than $1.4 billion to projects that improve railway safety and boost...

Breeze Airways Begins Service to Orlando

NEW ORLEANS – From Breeze Airways: On Sept. 22, Breeze Airways inaugurated its newest nonstop service to Orlando and returning service to Tulsa from New...

Breeze Offers Big Sale on Fares to and from New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Through Sept. 7, Breeze Airways customers can get a 50% discount off the base fare of one-way or roundtrip flights to...

Events Industry Veteran Diane Lyons Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

NEW ORLEANS — Accent New Orleans founder Diane Lyons has earned the DMC Network Founders Award. The lifetime achievement award celebrates Lyons’ “unwavering dedication,...

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