Sculpture installation celebrates connections between New Orleans and the United Kingdom

NEW ORLEANS, La (LOCAL 33) - VisitBritain and British Airways unveiled six temporary sculptures of British icons across six quintessential New Orleans locations. The locations include a sculpture of the Tower Bridge behind Jackson Square, a bagpiper on the Moonwalk near the Steamboat Natchez, Big Ben in Lafayette Square, the Queen in City Park New Orleans’ Carousel Gardens, a Royal Guardsman outside the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Union Jack at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

The larger-than-life sculptures render each of these iconic British people, places, and things in cut-out silhouette, allowing viewers to see New Orleans landmarks in the background. The installation, on view through April 3, celebrates the launch of the new non-stop service between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and London Heathrow on March 27. 

To further commemorate the launch of the only non-stop flight between New Orleans and Europe, British Airways and VisitBritain are giving away a trip to London including two round-trip tickets from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and a four night stay while there. To enter, the public is invited to take a photo of themselves with one of the six iconic British sculptures throughout the city and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BALovesNOLA before April 3 2017. Full contest terms and conditions are available at 

 “Like New Orleans, our culture and creativity are two of Britain’s most celebrated exports,” said Paul Gauger, Interim Executive Vice President, Americas, for VisitBritain. “This summer is an amazing time to visit with a host of new events and attractions. We hope this installation will inspire the residents of New Orleans to come see Britain for themselves now that it is easier than ever with non-stop flights on British Airways.” 

 British Airways service will officially start on March 27 and will fly four times a week between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and London Heathrow. All customers can enjoy free meals and bar service, on demand in-flight entertainment, as well as a free checked bag. Currently British Airways is offering fares for as low as $899 round trip in economy, including all fees and taxes. Tickets need to be booked by April 16 and seats are available for select dates between October 2 and December 13. Tickets are available to purchase on




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