We’re excited for 2017’s direct flights from the Louis Armstrong Airport to London and Frankfurt, but we can remember when international flights were more frequent. What happened between the 1970s and now?
The rise of regional hubs contributed most heavily to the loss of New Orleans’ international flights. Other cities like Atlanta and Dallas marketed themselves to airlines as ideal locations for southern travel. And it worked.
Thankfully, with increased travel to New Orleans and strategic marketing pushes made by many New Orleans-based companies, the airport has begun to recover some international travel, increasing the region’s accessibility and status.
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– Sarah H. Centorino, The New Orleans 100