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Airports in Louisiana

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Overview

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.

Location

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, near the Delta counter. Express tickets to the city cost $2. The Airport Shuttle offers a service to/from the hotels throughout the Metropolitan area for $20 per person, one way ($38 return). The Airport Shuttle booths are open in the baggage claim area for local transportation.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

Contacts

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

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

Location

The airport is located four miles (7km) outside of Baton Rouge's central business district.

Getting to the city

By car, Baton Rouge airport is easy reached on Interstate 110. A number of shuttle buses run in to the city centre, with prices ranging between $40 and $80.

Time

GMT -6 (GMT -5 from March to November).

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Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV)

Location

Shreveport Airport is located four miles (7km) out of the centre of the city.

Getting to the city

The local SporTran bus system does run by the airport to the city centre, including the night bus. The routes that go directly to the airport include the Pines Road Route 20, the Queensboro Route 3 and the Fairgrounds Route 4, as of January 2014. All of these routes run to the downtown bus terminal, where you can get connections to most areas in the city. They run from around 6am, until 6pm at approximately 30- to 45-minute intervals. The night bus Route N-301 runs between the downtown bus terminal and Shreveport Regional airport every hour, from 7pm until 12:30am. A variety of private shuttle companies are available at the airport, as well as taxis. Taxi fare should cost around $17.

Time

GMT -6

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

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