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New Orleans International

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)


Louis Armstrong International Airport is located 15 miles (24km) west of central New Orleans. Formerly known as Moisant Field, Louisiana's primary commercial airport was renamed in honour of iconic jazz musician Louis Armstrong in 2001.

The airport has a reputation for efficiency and long queues are a rare occurrence. Passengers can sample local Creole food and music in the restaurants and shops. One can also simply sit back and enjoy regular live music performances in Concourse C.


The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) west of downtown New Orleans.

Getting to the city

The Jefferson Transit Authority (JET) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provide bus service to Downtown New Orleans from the airport. Bus service is available from the outer curb outside Level 3 Ticket Lobby. The Airport Shuttle ticket booths are located in the baggage claim area on the lower level.


GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Information desk: (504) 303 7500

Car rental

Numerous car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Dollar, Payless and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis available on the lower level outside the baggage claim zone.


Banks offer foreign money exchange, ATMs and a host of other banking and business services. Internet access is available, as well as duty-free shopping, gift shops, a post office, advance baggage check-in and a visitor information service. Facilities for the disabled are good. There are a number of restaurants in the terminal and concourses. Smoking is prohibited in the main terminal building; however, there are designated smoking locations on the upper and lower ramps outside the terminal.


Short-term parking at Louis Armstrong International Airport starts at $2 for the first hour and $2 for every half hour thereafter up to a daily limit of $22. Long-term parking charges are similar, but with a daily maximum of $20. The airport's remaining two lots charge $18 and $12 dollars for 24 hours respectively.



Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport offers free WiFi service throughout the terminal.

Business Lounges

New Orleans International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.