News for June 2014

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ADDS NEW DESTINATION FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ADDS NEW DESTINATION FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

June 30, 2014 Latest News

For a limited time, Southwest to fly direct to San AntonioThe Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is pleased to announce that Southwest Airlines, the major low cost carrier in New Orleans, has scheduled limited direct service to San Ant… Read More »

July brings changes to Algiers-Canal Street ferry; input sought on Algiers bus service

July brings changes to Algiers-Canal Street ferry; input sought on Algiers bus service

June 26, 2014 Latest News

By Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The beginning of improvements in Algiers ferry service, including extended hours, is coming in July. Starting Tuesday (July 1), passengers can buy monthly passes at a cost of $65. And on July 21, the Can… Read More »

New Orleans City Council Transportation Committee

New Orleans City Council Transportation Committee

June 24, 2014 Latest News

To view streaming video of the New Orleans City Council Transportation Committee Meeting from June 24, 2014 visit nolacitycouncil.com . Read More »

Magazine ranks New Orleans area 2nd for economic development successes in South

Magazine ranks New Orleans area 2nd for economic development successes in South

June 20, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans came in second for the major metropolitan area with the most economic development successes in the South over the past 20 years in a survey by Southern Business & Development Magazine (article … Read More »

NOLA hotels see more revenue, guests in May

NOLA hotels see more revenue, guests in May

June 18, 2014 Latest News

By: Maria Clark, Reporter CityBusinessJune 18, 2014The month of May saw revenue increases and greater occupancy for New Orleans hotels.Tourism market research firm STR reports that hotel occupancy rates in the New Orleans area grew by 4 percent to 74… Read More »

Online travel agency finds New Orleans is the top 4th of July destination for its clients

Online travel agency finds New Orleans is the top 4th of July destination for its clients

June 17, 2014 Latest News

By Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe online travel agency CheapOair reports New Orleans is the top destination its clients are booking for the 4th of July weekend. It found the average round-trip airfare for New Orleans for that weekend i… Read More »

Alaska Airlines Introduces Service from Seattle to New Orleans

Alaska Airlines Introduces Service from Seattle to New Orleans

June 13, 2014 Latest News

Great intro fares and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn double milesSEATTLE /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is bringing nonstop daily service from Seattle to New Orleans and Tampa, Fla., starting June 12."Alaska Airlines is thrilled to gi… Read More »

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center looks to lure private developers for future riverfront

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center looks to lure private developers for future riverfront

June 13, 2014 Latest News

By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is pinning its hopes for the future on a plan to transform the city's riverfront, turning 47 acres of unused land upriver from the Crescent City Connection i… Read More »

Changes for Algiers-Canal Street ferry include extended hours, new boats

Changes for Algiers-Canal Street ferry include extended hours, new boats

June 12, 2014 Latest News

By Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneThe Algiers-Canal Street ferry will begin extended five-day-a-week service from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., beginning July 21. In addition, new boats also are planned for the fleet, which will remain pedestrian-… Read More »

Plans for the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute have begun to simmer

Plans for the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute have begun to simmer

June 10, 2014 Latest News

By Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Near the end of 2013, Ti Martin, the commander of Commander's Palace restaurant, put a plan in motion to convert the abandoned Louisiana ArtWorks building on Howard Avenue into a state-of-the-art coo… Read More »