Air Travel

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Due to the many popular events and the unique spirit of the city, New Orleans has experienced tremendous tourist growth as a destination ideal for leisure, conventions, and business. With Mardi Gras occurring in mid-February and the Jazz Festival in late April, airline fares go up dramatically in late January and continue to stay on the higher side as the festival season gets under way. OAH attendees will be able to experience the vibrancy and culture of this festival spirit with both colleagues and new friends by visiting the French Quarter Festival in the evenings.

We strongly urge all OAH attendees to book their flights early to avoid price hikes caused by the number of popular events taking place in New Orleans.

Airlines operating out of the Armstrong International

Airport include:

  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Breeze Airways
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Silver Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Vacation Express

Commuter Information

Taxi Service

More than 1,200 taxis are available on New Orleans’s streets and at major hotels. Taxi rates are $3.50 plus $.30 per one-eighth mile thereafter. There is also an additional charge of $1.00 per passenger after
the first passenger.
During peak visitor times, taxi rates are $7 per person or the meter rate, whichever is greater. A fixed rate of $36 (one to two people) is charged from the airport to most areas of New Orleans. For parties of
more than two, the fare is $15 per person.

Public Transportation

RTA services are $1.25, including bus transportation and the streetcar. Thirty-three bus and streetcar lines are running daily. Bus service allows transportation throughout the city’s major corridor, extending from the Faubourg Marigny to Riverbend. For maps, schedules, and fares please click here.

You can purchase daily and multi-day passes here.

Amtrak Service

The City of New Orleans train runs to Memphis and Chicago, while the Crescent runs to Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York. The Sunset Limited runs to Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson and Los Angeles. For more information please click here.