Thursday, March 9, 2017

New N.O.-S.F. service

NEW ORLEANS -- Alaska Airlines, the parent company of Virgin America, will launch daily nonstop flights from Louis Armstrong International Airport to San Francisco starting Sept. 21, the company said Thursday. The daily Virgin America flight will depart New Orleans at 4 p.m. and arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 6:30 p.m. local time. The return connection will depart San Francisco at 8:48 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 3:03 p.m. Alaska first moved into Armstrong Airport in 2014 bringing direct connection to Seattle. Last week, United Airlines announced plans to make its nonstop New Orleans-San Francisco flight available year-round. (Source: Times-Picayune, 03/09/17)