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British Airways Officially Launches First London-New Orleans Flight

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British Airways Officially Launches First London-New Orleans Flight

British Airways Officially Launches First London-New Orleans Flight
March 28
13:15 2017

MIAMI — As it was expected since October, British Airways has launched a new direct flight between London and New Orleans. With four weekly flights, the service will depart from Heathrow in a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

The ten-hour flight will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, departing London at 15:40 and arriving at New Orleans at 19:40, with the return service leaving New Orleans at 21:10 and landing in London at 12:00 the following day, all local times.

At a press conference, the airline announced an increase from four to five days a week for the winter schedule. The confidence for this new route is based on the fact that British Airways is the sole carrier with a non-stop flight between Europe and New Orleans.

Stephen Perry, President & CEO of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau said: “With the start of the new British Airways direct flight, we look forward to further introducing New Orleans as a world-class destination to the UK and other European markets. A flight linking London to New Orleans will allow even more international visitors to experience our vibrant neighborhoods, evolving food and art scene, admired traditions and so much more.”

The Dreamliners that will serve this route will accommodate 214 passengers across three cabins, with 154 seats in World Traveller (economy), 25 seats in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and 35 seats in Club World (business).

To date, Condor, Copa Airlines, and Air Canada are the sole international carriers serving New Orleans, with a service to Frankfurt, Panama City, and Toronto, respectively.


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