Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Air Transat launches flights between Montreal and New Orleans

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Top Canadian leisure airline, Air Transat, has announced that it will start a non-stop direct flight between Montreal and New Orleans, Louisiana, starting in November 2019.

The airline will offer two direct flights a week from Montreal, allowing passengers to have a short or long stay in the popular city where some of the best music lives.  "With the steady demand for New Orleans, Air Transat is pleased to be the only airline to offer non-stop service from Montreal to this unique vacation destination, and to be enhancing its offering for next winter with this distinctive option," says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer, Transat. "Adding this new route strengthens Air Transat's status as a Canadian leader in leisure travel while also providing greater flexibility to business travellers visiting Louisiana, who will have the option of extending their stay."

Some suggestions of top places to stay in New Orleans can be found below. 

"We are extremely pleased to welcome this first direct connection to New Orleans from Montréal," said Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal. "Thanks to Air Transat, travellers will be able to discover a vibrant and culturally rich destination. Known as the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans is definitely worth the trip! With this new link, YUL is further enhancing its air service and now offers a total of 152 direct destinations."

"We are thrilled to have Air Transat provide this convenient direct connection between New Orleans and Montreal—two great North American cities with rich cultures and shared historical ties to France," said Kevin Dolliole, Aviation Director for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. "The addition of this new flight brings us to a total of 8 international destinations, which allows us to connect more and more people from around the world to everything New Orleans has to offer."

Air Transat will fly twice a week to New Orleans, on Thursdays and Sundays, beginning November 3, 2019.

Great places to stay in New Orleans.

Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension, 
Ascend Resort Collection

A boutique French Quarter hotel that offers exceptional accommodations, friendly service and luxurious amenities. Rooms feature, a partial or full kitchen, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and some rooms also feature a balcony. It's stylish, friendly and in a great location. What more do you need for a great base for short or long stays in New Orleans. 

Intercontinental New Orleans 

A world-class full-service hotel that offers impeccable service and luxurious rooms in chic and elegant surroundings. The spacious contemporary rooms blend New Orleans style with contemporary luxury and feature refined wooden furniture, subtle lighting and soft beds. Complimentary Wi-Fi, work desk, Keurig coffee machine and a massive 42-inch television.

Comfort Suites,    Bullard Avenue.

Relaxed long stay suite hotel near UNO Lakefront Arena, that is good for top attractions, including:
French Quarter,  Mississippi River steamboat cruises, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Tulane University, and Loyola University New Orleans.
Amenities include:  Free WiFi, Free hot breakfast, Free parking, Outdoor pool, Fitness centre. Rooms feature, microwaves and refrigerators, USB ports, Coffee makers and TVs.

More details and information can be found here.

Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District

Sheltered by a canopy of magnificent oaks, the Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District hotel is a superbly designed fusion hotel on St. Charles Avenue. It has design and decor that reflects the lush gardens, distinctive architecture and diverse culture of the Garden District. It is situated directly on the scenic St. Charles Streetcar line and the Mardi Gras parade route, just a short ride or walk from the famed French Quarter and other top tourist destinations. The Babin’s Bar & Bistro serves local fare and creative cocktails indoors or on the outdoor patio.

More details and information can be found here. 

Cambria Hotel New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District

Enjoy the best of the Big Easy by staying at the modern, upscale Cambria Hotel New Orleans Downtown Warehouse District. This hotel has nice, comfortable rooms that feature, refrigerator,
sofa bed -some rooms, premium bedding, flat-screen HDTV and coffee maker. 
Hotel amenities include: free WiFi, meeting space, restaurant, hotel bar and a fitness centre.
This Warehouse District hotel is only 6 blocks away from Bourbon Street and near attractions like:  
Café Du Monde, French Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center and New Orleans Morial Convention Center. 

More details and information can be found here.

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