NO airport traffic down in January
Despite the Sugar Bowl game and the NFC championship game in New Orleans, traffic at the region's
international airport posted a 2.7 percent drop in passenger numbers in January, compared with January 2009.
That's according to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
The airport saw 579,554 passengers in January, compared with 595,427 the previous January.
The number of passengers leaving on domestic flights dropped 2 percent.
The number of passengers arriving at the airport fell 3.4 percent.
Among domestic carriers, Southwest Airlines led all carriers with 182,872 passengers in January, up 3.5 percent from 176,655 a year ago.