British Airways Nonstop London To New Orleans
Following a 4+ year partnership and effort between MSY Airport, GNO, Inc., NOCVB, and local and state officials, British Airways has announced that it will commence nonstop, direct service between New Orleans and London Heathrow airport. This is the first New Orleans nonstop to Europe since 1982.
The flights will begin on March 27, 2017, and will operate 4x per week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Arriving flights will leave London at 3:40 p.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 7:40 p.m. on the same day; departing flights will then leave New Orleans at 9:10 p.m. and arrive in London at noon the next day.
The plane will be a 787-8 Dreamliner, one of the most advanced commercial jets in use today. The Dreamliner flies at a lower pressure and higher humidity than other planes, reducing jet lag and fatigue.
You can download a flyer on the LHR-MSY route here.
You can buy tickets for the flight here at ba.com.
You can read more articles on the announcement here and here.