Westjet announces service between New Orleans, Toronto

Posted on: July 8 2010

July 7, 2010
BY: CityBusiness staff reports

The list of new air service at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport continues to grow with today’s announcement of nonstop service between Toronto and New Orleans.

Canadian-based Westjet will begin the seasonal service Oct. 31 with four flights per week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday through May 8 to accommodate Jazz Fest passengers.

“We will work with them to hopefully make this a year-round flight,” said airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut.

The 136-seat plane will leave Toronto at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 11:30 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. departure from New Orleans and a 3:55 p.m. arrival in Toronto.

The Westjet announcement represents a route previously served by Air Canada, which was lost after Hurricane Katrina.

Other airlines that have added service in New Orleans this year include:

– Frontier Airlines launched new flights to Denver and Kansas City in June;

– Southwest Airlines announced June 15 that is was adding nonstop service between Los Angeles and New Orleans and another daily nonstop between Dallas Love Field and New Orleans; and

– AirTran announced May 18 that it was adding a daily nonstop flight between Milwaukee and New Orleans in October.