"Passenger traffic at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is continuing to make a post-recession recovery." That's according to The Associated Press, which reports that more than 7.5 million passengers have flown through the airport through the first 11 months of 2010.
AP says "that's a 5.1% increase over the same period of 2009. In November, passenger counts were 14.7% higher than in November 2009."
New OrleansCityBusiness says Southwest remained the airport's top carrier, accounting for about 31% of the airport's traffic through November 2010.
That publication also took a look at how two Canadian carriers were doing with new service to New Orleans.
CityBusiness writes: "In their first full month of service at Armstrong, international carriers Air Canada and WestJet are running neck and neck in enplaned passenger count with 1,441 and 1,344 respectively."
A Delta Air Lines captain waves a flag on the New Orleans Saints charter flight to Miami International Airport for Super Bowl XLIV in 2010. The Saints, representing New Orleans, made their first-ever Super Bowl appearance. By Matthew Emmons, US Presswire