PEOPLExpress sure didn't really give much of an advanced notice!
(NEW ORLEANS, LA)
On Thursday, August 28, 2014, PEOPLExpress, a low cost, a la carte service model airline, will begin service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Newport News/Williamsburg, Virginia. The nonstop flight will take place twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flights will depart Newport News/Williamsburg at 6:30 p.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 8:00 p.m. whereas flights from New Orleans will depart at 8:45 p.m. and arrive at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport at 11:55 p.m. Flights will be operated by Vision Airlines and feature PEOPLExpress branding aboard their Boeing 737-400 aircraft with its 150 seats (including 12 Living Large™ seats). PEOPLExpress, committed to restoring the concepts of Respect, Value, and Excitement to air travel, began operations on June 30, 2014 offering service from Newport News/Williamsburg to Boston, Newark and Pittsburgh. New Orleans is one of four additional nonstop destinations to be added to their air service line-up by the end of August.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, "PEOPLExpress will provide new affordable, non-stop transportation for the New Orleans market. We welcome this air carrier to our great city.”
"Encouraging airlines to make our market a destination is a key priority of the Aviation Board. We welcome PEOPLExpress and look forward to growing additional opportunities for our patrons,” said New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman Cheryl Teamer.
"We are very pleased to be on the short list of cities served by this airline. PEOPLExpress will be a welcomed addition to our family of low cost carriers that serve the New Orleans region,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation.
For more information on PEOPLExpress, please visit www.flyPEX.com