Michelle C. Wilcut
New Orleans Aviation Board
Deputy Director & Chief Customer Service Officer
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) - The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is pleased to announce that United Airlines will begin Saturday only non-stop service to Cancun, Mexico from New Orleans on May 9, 2015 through September 5, 2015 aboard a mix of 737-800 and 737-900 type aircraft with either 16 or 20 business-class seats and between 138 and 159 economy-class seating. The weekly flight will depart New Orleans at 8:33 a.m. and arrive in Cancun at 10:36 a.m. The Mexico departure will be at 11:31 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 1:37 p.m. Service is available for sale now. Reservations may be made at www.united.com or by calling Customer Service at 1-800-UNITED-1.
Schedule for other airlines serving Cancun is as follows:
Delta Air Lines: The weekly flight will depart New Orleans on Saturdays at 8:35 a.m. and arrive in Cancun at 10:23 a.m. The return flight will depart Cancun at 11:10 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 1:08 p.m.
Branson AirExpress operated by Orange Air: The flights will depart New Orleans on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. and arrive in Cancun at 3:15 p.m. The return flight will depart Cancun at 11:00 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 12:45 p.m. on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Vacation Express: The flights will depart New Orleans on Sundays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1:55 p.m. and arrive in Cancun at 3:55 p.m. The return flight will depart Cancun at 11:00 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 1:00 p.m.
United Airlines is an American major airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It is the world's largest airline when measured by number of destinations served. With the addition of Cancun, United provides non-stop service from New Orleans to 8 destinations, including all of their hubs.
"We look forward to building on this success and partnership with United Airlines. New Orleans is on a roll. Our airport is on a roll. And that means better service and better value for the people of New Orleans," said New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu.
"We are excited to see United expand from New Orleans into Mexico," said New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman, Cheryl Teamer. "United has always been a great partner and important to both our business and leisure travelers."
"United has made it even easier to travel to this popular international destination, and we thank them for that," stated New Orleans Councilman Jared Brossett, Chair of the Transportation and Aviation Committee.
Iftikhar Ahmad, Airport Director of Aviation said, "United has been a great partner in ensuring we are linked to many destinations through non-stop flights and easy one-stops for international points, but this new international non-stop will provide easy and efficient access to a popular Mexico destination."