Gov. Edwards highlights newly announced British Airways Services between New Orleans and London

BATON ROGUE (Office of the Governor) – Gov. John Bel Edwards highlighted British Airways’ new year-round service to London from New Orleans beginning March 27, 2017. The company announced today that new international non-stop flight departs four times per week from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, or MSY, to London Heathrow, or LHR, where passengers can connect seamlessly to over 130 destinations in Europe and beyond. This newly announced service is the sixth international destination for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

A broad collaboration that includes the State of Louisiana, the City of New Orleans, The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater New Orleans Inc., Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and others partnered together with British Airways to facilitate this latest addition to New Orleans’ international flight destinations.

“Reconnecting New Orleans and London with nonstop flights makes perfect business and tourism sense for our state,” Edwards said. “More travelers come to the U.S. from the U.K. than any other nation outside the Americas, and New Orleans experienced the biggest growth rate in overseas visitors of any U.S. city last year. We have prepared for this opportunity extensively in collaboration with the airport, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans CVB, Greater New Orleans Inc., Louisiana Economic Development and other partners. Our collective efforts to attract British Airways will build the global tourism brand of New Orleans, create new jobs in the region and generate significant international business development for Louisiana.”

Customers of the four-times-per-week service will fly aboard a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner, one of the newest aircraft in the British Airways fleet. The new service will depart from London Heathrow at 3:40 p.m. and arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 7:40 p.m. The departure will be at 9:10 p.m. from New Orleans arriving into London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 at noon the next day.

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