New Orleans International
Louis Armstrong International Airport is located 11.5 miles (19km) west of central New Orleans, and is Louisiana's primary commercial airport. Formerly known as Moisant Field, the airport was renamed for iconic jazz musician Louis Armstrong in 2001.
Processing roughly eight million passengers each year, Louis Armstrong International Airport hosts flights on a number of airlines from cities across North America, including Chicago, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Toronto, New York, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco.
The airport is known for its efficiency, and long queues are a rare occurrence. Passengers can sample local Creole food and music in the restaurants and shops, or just sit back and enjoy the regular live music performances in Concourse C.
The airport is situated 14 miles (22km) west of downtown New Orleans.
Getting to the city
The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) stop is on the second level of the Airport, near the Delta counter. Tickets to the city cost $1.10. The Airport Shuttle offers a service to/from the hotels throughout the Metropolitan area. The Airport Shuttle booths are open in the baggage claim area for local transportation. They are also providing transportation to/from all of Southeast Louisiana as well as the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Reservations are needed for these types of transport. Please call 1 866 596 2699 or (504) 522 3500 between 9am and 6pm for information and reservations.
GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).
Switchboard: +1 504 464 0831. Information desk: 504 464 2752.
Car rental companies are situated on the lower level of the airport and include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Airport TaxisThere are taxicabs available on the lower level outside the baggage claim zone. For one to two persons it costs approximately $28 from the airport to the CBD, for three or more passengers it costs $12 per passenger. Journey time is 30 minutes, dependent on traffic. For queries call the Taxi Bureau on (504) 565-6272.
Banks and business centres offer foreign money exchange, ATMs, travellers cheques and a host of other banking and business services. Internet access is available, as well as tax-free shopping, gift shops, a post office, advance baggage check-in, and a visitor information service. Facilities for the disabled are good. There are restaurants on Concourses A, B, D and in the main ticket lobby, while snacks are available on Concourse C.
Short-term parking at Louis Armstrong International Airport starts at $2 for the first hour and charges $2 every half hour thereafter up to a daily limit of $16. Long-term parking charges are similar, but with a daily maximum of $13. All vehicles are subject to a search before parking.
Flights to Louis Armstrong International Airport are available via Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
The airport offers free wifi.
The Delta Crown Room Club on Concourse D has business services like fax and copy machines, and limited conference facilities.
New Orleans International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.