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Airports in Louisiana

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Time

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

Contacts

Information desk: (504) 303 7500

see full airport guide


Monroe Regional Airport (MLU)

Location

The airport is located three miles (6km) east of Monroe's central business district.

Getting to the city

There is a bus service between the city and the airport, which runs every 45 minutes, Monday to Saturday. Buses operate between 6.20am and 6.40pm. Airport shuttles, taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: (318) 329 2460

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) outside of Baton Rouge's central business district.

Getting to the city

Shuttle services are available and the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) provides an express airport service to downtown. The bus leaves hourly.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: (225) 355 0333

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Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV)

Location

Shreveport Airport is located eight miles (13km) out of the centre of the city.

Getting to the city

The local SporTran bus system has routes from the airport to the city centre. A variety of private shuttle companies are available at the airport, as are taxis.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: (318) 673 5370

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Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT)

Location

The airport is located two miles (4km) southeast of Lafayette.

Getting to the city

A number of taxi and shuttle services operate from the airport.

Time

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

Contacts

Tel: (337) 266 4400

see full airport guide


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

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