NEW ORLEANS -- After an increase in traffic of almost 5.5% from
1998 to 1999, service options at the airport here are being
Atlanta-based Vacation Express began a nonstop flight from here
to Cancun, Mexico, on Feb. 11 using UPS Airlines' converted
aircraft to provide twice-weekly charter flights.
Several packages are now available, ranging from three-, four-
and seven-night plans at the Cancun Clipper Club to inclusive
packages at the Sunset Lagoon.
America West is offering a direct flight on 737s from Phoenix to
New Orleans, with roundtrip, daily service set to begin May 3.
At the same time, the new flight schedule will give passengers
departing New Orleans access to connections on the West Coast,
including 17 in California.
According to this city's Metropolitan Convention and Visitors
Bureau, New Orleans is the only city in the United Airlines global
network where the carrier offers nonstop service to each of its
five hubs: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and