FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 22, 2010, New Orleans – United Airlines has announced that it will resume service from New Orleans to San Francisco.
The new daily nonstop will begin February 17, 2011 with an Airbus A-319 which seats 120 passengers. The flight will depart New Orleans at 7:00 a.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 9:47 a.m. The return flight will leave San Francisco at 4:10pm and arrive in New Orleans at 10:18 p.m.
"We are pleased with United’s decision to bring San Francisco back to the New Orleans market,” stated Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation for Armstrong International Airport. San Francisco was the top destination that did not have non-stop service.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu stated, "This is certainly welcome news, as it provides an important connection to a major West Coast destination and offers a direct connection for business, convention and leisure visitors to New Orleans. It is also a positive indicator of growth at Louis B. Armstrong International Airport, and continued recognition of New Orleans as a desirable destination.”