Airports in Louisiana

The main airport in Louisiana state is the one in New Orleans. Out of all Louisiana airports, only New Orleans Airport handles the significant amount of air traffic. A total of 7 commercial airports in Louisiana offer year round flights. They combine for about 15 million yearly passengers, which is not a large number when compared to other USA states. These smaller Louisiana airports are mostly operated by Allegiant Air and American Eagle airlines. To better understand where each airport is located, we’ve included a map of Louisiana airports at the end of the post.

List of airports

New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport – IATA Code – MSY (~ 13 M Passengers)

New Orleans Airport is the largest Louisiana airport, named after legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong. It is located fairly far from the city, some 18 km from downtown. It is the main airport of not just New Orleans, but southeast Louisiana also. Delta, American, Southwest Airlines and Spirit all offer frequent flights to the airport. Although there are some seasonal international flights, focus is on the domestic routes (Atlanta and Houston are the most frequent). Route 202 of New Orleans Regional Transit gets you to the city in 40 minutes. Other ways include getting a shuttle, taxi or car rental.

Baton Rouge Ryan Airport – IATA Code – BTR

  • Also Called: Ryan Field
  • Nearby city(s): Baton Rouge (7 km)
  • Airline(s): American Eagle, Delta, United

Shreveport Regional Airport – IATA Code – SHV

  • Nearby city(s): Shreveport (7 km)
  • Airline(s): Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta, United

Lafayette Regional Airport – IATA Code – LFT

  • Nearby city(s): Lafayette (4 km)
  • Airline(s): American Eagle, Delta, United

Alexandria International Airport – IATA Code – AEX

  • Nearby city(s): Alexandria (7 km)
  • Airline(s): American Eagle, Delta, United

Monroe Regional Airport – IATA Code – MLU

  • Nearby city(s): Monroe (8 km)
  • Airline(s): American Eagle, Delta, United

Lake Charles Regional Airport – IATA Code – LCH

  • Nearby city(s): Lake Charles (9 km)
  • Airline(s): American Eagle, United

Airports in neighboring states

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Louisiana Airports Map