If you've ever wanted to visit New Orleans, now you can easily cross the pond because British Airways offers a non-stop flight between London's Heathrow Airport and Louis Armstrong International Airport. The current schedule for flights into new Orleans is set at four flights per week on their state-of-the-art Dreamliner aircraft.
"The announcement is a strong signal to the rest of the world that New Orleans and Louisiana remain one of the world's great destinations," said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. "A direct flight to London will continue to grow our ever increasing international visitation numbers and support economic growth throughout our great state. I look forward to welcoming the first passengers from London to Louisiana."
New Orleans has a rich history, a delicious culinary scenes, and endless entertainment and sites to see along with plenty of recreation, which makes it a ideal destination. And, the city has seen a increase in British travelers to Louisiana, and is expected to grow further with the addition of a direct, year round service. Currently, British leisure travelers come to Louisiana using surrounding gateway cities to either connect with a flight to New Orleans or drive.
The UK is the second largest source of visitors to Louisiana. The state-of-the-art aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, will be able to accommodate 214 travelers on each flight. "This is the beginning of a new era for New Orleans and Louisiana with the launch of this British Airways flight," said Jody Hanson, owner of Travel & Tourism Marketing Ltd. " British travelers prefer a direct service where possible. With ease of accessibility you directly impact visitation numbers, encouraging the UK consumer to visit what they perceive to be a world renowned bucket list destination."
Plan Your Trip To New Orleans
Now that British Airways is offering flights to New Orleans, all you have to do is decided when to plan your trip. And, to help you do that, here are some helpful resources:
To explore attractions, events, and plan your vacation to New Orleans go to the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau site at http://www.neworleanscvb.com.
Visit the Louisiana Office of Tourism website to find local travel resources, and to learn more about attractions, events, recreation, and more to experience across the state.
For current flight schedules, travels news, and to book your flight visit the British Airways website.
By Melody Schubert