On Thursday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu charged the New Orleans Aviation Board to study whether it would be more feasible to build a new airport in place of the current Armstrong International or whether or expand the existing airport.
Bayoubuzz interviewed Nolan Rollins, the Chairman of the Board regarding this request by the Mayor.
The following three points were made in the interview:
Rollins stressed that the airport would not only be for the visitors but for the people who live in the region and so it had to be first class.
The funding will be provided by the FAA, ticket sales, rent and other sources but not by the local tax payers
There is not a target date specified for the study completion and the board would trying to compile the best information in order to make the right decision.
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