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Airports in New Orleans

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

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

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