Monday, 16 July 2012 01:07
Louisiana Business: Gulf Coast Restoration Event, New Orleans Airline, La. Energy, Albamarle
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Spirit Airlines announced Monday that it will add five new direct destinations from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport    — Fort Myers, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Latrobe/Pittsburgh.The airline  is continuing its expansion at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) as it today announced it is adding nonstop service to yet another six new cities from DFW, including Fort Myers, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Latrobe/Pittsburgh, and the airline has also filed to service Los Cabos, Mexico. This will bring the total number of nonstop destinations that Spirit serves from DFW to 26.

  • Spirit will offer nonstop seasonal service between DFW and Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) with three weekly flights starting November 8, 2012 through April 24, 2013.
  • Daily nonstop service between DFW and New Orleans International Airport (MSY) begins January 24, 2013, with a second daily flight starting June 13, 2013.
  • Spirit will offer four weekly nonstop flights between DFW and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning April 26, 2013, with service increasing to daily on June 13, 2013.
  • Spirit will offer four weekly nonstop flights between DFW and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) beginning April 26, 2013, with service increasing to daily on June 13, 2013.
  • Spirit will offer three weekly nonstop flights between DFW and Latrobe's Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Pittsburgh (LBE) beginning June 14, 2013.
  • In addition, Spirit has filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin nonstop service between DFW and Los Cabos, Mexico, serving Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Schedules and fares will be announced upon receipt of necessary governmental approval.

Gulf Coast Restoration Summit set for August in New Orleans

The Gulf Coast Restoration Summit will be held August 17, 2012 in New Orleans. The summit will feature speakers focusing on subjects relevant to restoration efforts on the Gulf Coast. Topics will include the RESTORE Act, money from BP for recovery from the oil spill, and the oil spill claims process. For more information visit:

Albemarle gets automated

Albemarle Corporation of Baton Rouge has chosen Esker, a document process automation solutions and SAP software solution and technology partner, to automate its invoicing process with a unified platform via the Esker on Demand automation solution for Accounts Payable processes.

Low natural gas prices may draw industries to Louisiana

Stephen Moret, secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, says that Louisiana is trying to position itself to take advantage of record-low natural gas prices. Louisiana is a leading producer of natural gas in the country, and is trying to attract businesses as a result of the lower energy costs.

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Texas Named Best Place in US for Business

According to CNBC, Texas is the best place for business in the country. Louisiana ranked in the bottom 10. The survey looks at 10 categories to rank states. The Lone Star state ranked first in six of the ten categories.

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