New Orleans Airport

Named after one of the legendary musicians who helped make the city famous, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (airport code: MSY) offers easy access to the big easy.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Airlines

The airport is served by a variety of major airlines, including:

  • Air Canada
  • AirTran
  • America West Airlines
  • American, Continental
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • JetBlue
  • Northwest
  • Southwest
  • Grupo Taca
  • United
  • U.S. Airways


The airport's Web site contains detailed information about airport services, links to air and ground transportation providers and allows users to track flight arrival and departure information.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Driving Directions

To get to New Orleans International Airport driving from New Orleans, take I-10 west and then the exit for the Airport Access Road, which leads directly to the terminal. The airport is about 11 miles from the city's central business district, which includes the Riverwalk, French Quarter and Jackson Square.

Short-term and long-term parking is available in two large on-site garages, and several off-airport companies also offer long-term parking. Valet parking services are also available.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Transportation

  • Once your plane lands, there are numerous options for ground transportation. Car rental companies with outlets at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
  • Taxis are available via the lower level outside the baggage claim area. Shuttle services are available from the airport to hotels in the central business district for a fee and with reservations.
  • Coastliner/Mississippi Coast Service provides shuttle service to the Gulf Coast and many other locations along the route.
  • There is also a Greyhound bus pick-up point outside the airport, as well as public bus service provided by Jefferson Transit.


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Amenities

A bank, currency exchange services and a post office are located on site, and ATM machines abound throughout the airport. You can stay connected with Internet kiosks in each concourse, and wireless internet is available in Concourse C. There is a business center offering travel insurance, photocopy and fax service and money transfers. A variety of restaurants, bars and cafes are located in the terminal, along with several shops.

Lodging Near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

For nearby lodging options there are no hotels located at the airport itself, but the Best Western New Orleans Inn at the Airport is located directly across the street and offers free 24-hour shuttle transportation to the airport. The Best Western Landmark Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the airport, and the Quality Hotel and Conference Center is located nearby, five miles from the airport. Those who are traveling for great attractions and shows in the area will love to utilize this wonderful airport on their vacation to New Orleans Louisana.

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