Airports in New Orleans

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)


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.

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 11 miles (19km) west of downtown New Orleans.

Getting to the city

The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) stop is on the second level of the airport. Express tickets to the city cost $2. The Airport Shuttle offers a service to and from the hotels throughout the Metropolitan area for $24 per person, one way ($44 return). 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).


Switchboard: +1 504 464 0831. Information desk: 504 464 2752.

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

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