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What Airports are There in Louisiana?

There are 81 public airports in Louisiana, 7 of them commercial, and 3 international. In addition, there are 174 private airports and 221 helipads.

The list of international airports in Louisiana has remained unchanged for a while: Alexandria International Airport in Alexandria (AEX), Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in New Orleans (MSY), and Lake Charles Chennault International Airport (CWF).

The biggest one Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) in Louisiana is New Orleans International Airport with 6582066 passengers, and the smallest is Lake Charles Regional Airport (CWF) with 58122 passengers. The arrival time of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International flights is 79.56% compared to the US average of 79.99%. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International’s departure time is 79.53% compared to the United States average of 81.56%.

The total number of passengers from all Louisiana airports is 7795240, which is 0.90936991782348% of the total number of air traffic in the United States.

Top 5 of Major Airports in Louisiana

  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport — it is the most popular airport for commercial flights in the NOLA metropolitan area and southeastern Louisiana. This airport accepts regular flights of civilian airlines.
  • Alexandria International Airport — this is one of the public-use airports, which is located 4 nautical miles west of the central business district of Alexandria. Charter flights of the US military to international destinations are not operated at this airport.
  • Chennault International Airport — the international civil airport, located seven kilometers east of the business center of Lake Charles. Regular commercial flights are currently not operated at the airport. The main mission of the airport is to support industrial production and economic stimulation of development.
  • Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport — it is located just 12.63 km from downtown Baton Rouge. The airport can serve both local and international flights.
  • Shreveport Regional Airport — it is a public use airport in Shreveport. This airport accepts regular flights of civilian airlines.

Which airlines fly to Louisiana?

The major airports in Louisiana are served by the following airlines:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • America West Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • Allegiant Air
  • Delta Airlines
  • Delta Connection
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Grupo
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Taca
  • United Airlines
  • United Express
  • Via Air
  • World Atlantic Airlines

Popular Destinations

According to statistics, the most popular destinations of Louisiana airports are the following:

  • New Orleans (90%)
  • Baton Rouge (5%)
  • Shreveport (3%)
  • Lafayette (2%)
  • Alexandria (1%)

Louisiana State Aviation System Planning

The state’s 69 airport system, consisting of seven commercial service airports and 62 general aviation airports, provides reliable access for 93% of Louisiana residents.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOT) has developed the Louisiana Aviation System Plan (LASP) to guide the state’s airport planning activities. Louisiana airports are the main economic catalysts for the state and the communities they serve. They support vital transportation services for all citizens of the state, regardless of whether they use the air transport system directly or benefit indirectly from delivering parcels and goods, visiting family and friends, or improving the quality of life.