New Orleans Louis Armstrong MSY Airport Overview

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport MSY, is named in honor of New Orleans native son’s 100th birthday. Year-round the Airport is gateway to the area's businesses and the convention and tourist industry. Louis Armstrong Airport is back from the ashes - better than ever!  It makes traveling to the Big Easy - well - easy. Typically, New Orleans Airport is hassle-free, but during Mardi Gras, when the city is inundated with tourists, airport officials recommend that passengers arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure time.

MSY Airport is located on Airport Road in the town of Kenner, in Jefferson Parish, Lousiana, and approximately 11 miles from central New Orleans, and directly accessible from Interstate Hwy 10 and from US 61 E Airline Hwy, Williams Blvd 49, and Veterans Memorial Blvd.

With three runways and an estimated 9 million yearly passenger count, Louis Armstrong International is served by major US & Canadian airlines (low-fare Southwest being the dominant one), offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. 

The on-Airport Hilton Hotel (tel. 504-469-5000 is across from the Parking Garages on 901Airline Drive. 

NOTE: In case of an emergency - please use tel. 504-464-2700 instead of 911!

The main passenger terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is divided into East & West Terminals.

Future Airport Developments:
In January 2014 plans were submitted for a new world-class terminal - the 'North Terminal', situated at the north side of the Airport - gound breaking is scheduled for October 2014.
The entire $650M project includes the terminal building, airfield & apron, site preparation, utilities & infrastructure, parking garage & roadways.
Completion of the terminal is tentatively scheduled for 2019.


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