Airport traffic still high in April

Posted on: June 21 2011
Southwest leads the pack in April; Delta leads year over year...


Monday, June 20, 2011
CityBusiness staff reports

Passenger traffic as Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport continued to fly high in April, according to figures released today. It was the ninth straight year-over-year gain for the airport.

The airport had 775,386 passengers in April compared with 740,744 in April 2010. The number of enplaned passengers on domestic, international and charter flights — those leaving the airport — was up 6.1 percent to 379,833 from 357,906 in 2010, while the number of deplaned passengers — those arriving at the airport — also was up 1.4 percent to 387,152 from 381,756.

Among domestic carriers,
Southwest led all airlines in April with 239,763 passengers, a 5 percent increase over the 228,357 passengers a year earlier.

The Delta System, which includes Delta Airlines and its express carriers, saw the largest year-over-year increase with a 16.2 percent jump from 146,850 passengers in 2010 to 170,681 in April. The United system, which includes United Airlines and its express carriers, saw the only year-over-year drop at 15.2 percent to 55,115 passengers from 64,979 a year earlier. Passenger traffic as Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport continued to fly high in April, according to figures released today. It was the ninth straight year-over-year gain for the airport.

The airport had 775,386 passengers in April compared with 740,744 in April 2010. The number of enplaned passengers on domestic, international and charter flights — those leaving the airport — was up 6.1 percent to 379,833 from 357,906 in 2010, while the number of deplaned passengers — those arriving at the airport — also was up 1.4 percent to 387,152 from 381,756.

Among domestic carriers,
Southwest led all airlines in April with 239,763 passengers, a 5 percent increase over the 228,357 passengers a year earlier.

The Delta System, which includes Delta Airlines and its express carriers, saw the largest year-over-year increase with a 16.2 percent jump from 146,850 passengers in 2010 to 170,681 in April. The United system, which includes United Airlines and its express carriers, saw the only year-over-year drop at 15.2 percent to 55,115 passengers from 64,979 a year earlier.