Armstrong Airport traffic climbs for 11 straight months

August 8 2011 | Latest News
By Christian Moises, News Editor
August 5th, 2011

Passenger traffic at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport continued to fly high in June, according to figures released today. It was the 11th straight year-over-year gain for the airport.

Traffic also continued to run ahead of last year’s count between January and June, up 8.4 percent to 4.4 million from 4.1 million.

The airport had 769,895 passengers in June compared with 693,757 in June 2010. The number of enplaned passengers on domestic, international and charter flights — those leaving the airport — was up 13.1 percent to 383,301 from 338,778 in 2010, while the number of deplaned passengers — those arriving at the airport — also was up 8 percent to 381,781 from 353,583.

Among domestic carriers, Southwest led all airlines in June with 243,329 passengers, a 14.2 percent increase over the 213,085 passengers a year earlier.

The Delta system, which includes Delta Airlines and its express carriers, saw the steepest year-over-year increase with a 29.2 percent jump from 137,869 passengers in 2010 to 178,152 in June. United, which includes its express carriers, saw the largest drop in June at 4.9 percent to 52,669 passengers from 55,390 a year earlier.