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Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

by Kerstan Szczepanski, Exhibit City News

 

Airport Code: MSY

Location: 1 Terminal Drive, Kenner, LA

Date Opened: World War II as a government airbase, given to civilian control in 1946.

Size: Two and a third square miles. Single terminal with 35 gates. Two runways of 10,000 and 7,000 feet in length.

Transportation: The Loyola Dr. exits for the I-10 lead to Terminal Dr., the airport’s dedicated road. The Jefferson Transit Authority (JET) bus runs to downtown New Orleans in 50 minutes. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) airport express runs to two stops in downtown New Orleans.

On-site Amenities: Pet relief areas, water bottle filling stations, free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, nursing stations, charging stations, and military lounge.

Fun Fact 1: At an average of 4.5 feet above sea level, New Orleans airport is the third lowest airport in the world.

Fun Fact 2: The New Orleans airport saw nearly 13 million passengers in 2023.

Website: www.flymsy.com

 

This story originally appeared in the Q2 2024 issue of Exhibit City News, p. 32. For original layout, visit https://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/ecn_q1_2024.

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