|New Orleans Airport Reopens After 2 Weeks
Sep 13, 2:15 PM (ET)
By ADAM NOSSITER
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The airport reopened to commercial flights Tuesday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina struck more than two weeks ago, and the port was back in operation, too, as a battered New Orleans struggled to get up and running again.
The slow signs of recovery came amid promises from the White House and FEMA to learn from their mistakes and intensify their efforts to help the victims.
Northwest Airlines Flight 947 from Memphis, Tenn., - the first commercial flight into or out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport since the storm hit - landed around midday with about 30 people aboard, far fewer than the jet could hold.