Shreveport Regional Airport


Daily direct flights to New Orleans start today from Shreveport Regional Airport. New Orleans-based startup carrier GLO will begin service between these two cities at the top and bottom of the state that haven’t been connected since 2004.

Kate Archer Kent

A new charter airline plans to start twice-weekday, non-stop flights between Shreveport and New Orleans in November. New Orleans-based Glo made the announcement Tuesday at a press conference at Shreveport Regional Airport.

Delta Air Lines announced this week that it will close its Memphis, Tenn., hub after the summer travel season. This means Shreveport Regional Airport will lose its two, daily nonstop flights to Memphis after Aug. 30. Shreveport Airport Authority spokesman Mark Crawford said Delta plans to increase daily flights to Atlanta to make up the difference, so he doesn’t anticipate a loss of seats. Delta is in the process of reducing its fleet of 50-seat regional jets, Crawford said, and replacing them with larger, more economical Boeing 717s.