Latest St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Stories

2008-10-06 03:00:17

By Anonymous Passenger counts at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport jumped 6.4 percent in August compared with the same month a year ago, according to figures released by the airport today. There were 626,215 arriving and departing passengers in August 2008 compared with 588,444 in August 2007. Also, the number of passengers for the first eight months of 2008 is 12.2 percent higher than in the same period last year. From January through August this year, there were 5.64...

2008-09-01 03:00:16

By Anonymous The number of seats at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport will be down in September and October compared with June levels before rising again in November for the holiday season, according to a report the airport released Monday. Beginning in September, air service capacity at the airport will drop 7 percent from June as a result of two factors: a stressed commercial airline industry and the Sept. 2 pullout of ExpressJet Airlines. ExpressJet announced July 8...

2008-09-01 03:00:16

By Guillet, Jaime Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials are in a normal "watch and wait" mode as they prepare for a potential hurricane evacuation scenario. Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut said airport officials met this morning to discuss emergency plans, but it is "up to the airlines to cancel flights when they feel it is no longer safe to operate." "It all depends on the safety of the traveling public," Wilcut said. "(Flight cancellations) are all flexible and...

2008-07-27 12:00:32

By The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jul. 27--It's been awfully quiet lately in the Boutte household. For nearly all of her 78 years, Velda V. Boutte's piano was the constant soundtrack to her life. She taught thousands of students during her long tenure in Fresno. Like most piano teachers, she didn't limit her instruction to those with audacious amounts of talent. She didn't worry if a student's ultimate destination was a job at a bank and not Carnegie Hall. We can't all be concert pianists....

2008-06-16 03:00:20

By Guillet, Jaime As legislators build a framework to transfer ownership of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport from the city to the state, questions linger about the actual benefits to the city or the region from the transaction. For many New Orleans business leaders, selling the airport is a no-brainer. The deal will provide money to develop plans such as the downtown biomedical and theater districts and the Riverfront development, they say. Armstrong, in the hands of a...

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