By New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Release
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Non-Stop International Flights
We are so very excited to share that, this week, British Airways began non-stop service from New Orleans – our first international direct flight to Europe since 1982. Meeting attendees will soon find it easier to visit the Big Easy, thanks to the launch of British Airways flights between New Orleans and London. The five times per week service began on Monday, March 27, 2017 and even better news, the route will feature all new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. BA225 will depart from London Heathrow at 3:40 p.m. and arrive Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 7:40 p.m. BA224 will leave New Orleans at 9:10 p.m., arriving into London at Noon the next day. The new service will provide a direct connection to London and also allow travelers to connect quickly and easily onto more than 130 destinations within the British Airways network, throughout Europe and beyond.
Our new airport terminal is underway, and at present, the opening date is estimated to be early 2019. We thank our airline and airport partners for the investment they are making in our city to make it easier to get here from all corners of the world!