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A New Airport for New Orleans


This blog was written by Monica Del Rio.


Things are on the move in New Orleans this week as we get ready to begin operating out of a brand new airport. This week, the City of New Orleans officially opens the new facilities at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on the north side of the airport. The project has been years in the making and will greatly improve the experience for all travelers and airport Employees.


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Effective Nov. 6, 2019, all flights will depart and arrive at the new terminal located at 1 Terminal Drive, Kenner, LA, and the existing facility at 900 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA, will close to the public. We encourage all travelers to check out for the latest information on terminal directions and parking information.


Have some time at the airport? Be sure to check out some of the new terminal amenities:

  • Fast, free Wi-Fi
  • Chargers available at 50 percent of the seats in the gate areas
  • Water bottle refilling stations post-security
  • Three Nursing Rooms
  • Fully-automated restrooms with sanitary seat covers
  • A pet relief area post-security
  • Music venues located pre and post-security
  • An in-line baggage screening system
  • Three curbside check-in locations with easy access to the Short Term Garage
Explorer C

I know for a fact Southwest is going to rock the new airport and be great as always . I can't wait to fly southwest out of the new airport. Southwest is a great and wonderful airline. I luv flying southwest and will continue on flying southwest.  SW is just like family especially with their awesome employees and aboard their flight. Thank you southwest.

Explorer C

Big congratulations are in order for Southwest Airlines for taking their first flight out of our New Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport.  When I saw the plane this morning backing away from the gate as I drove down airport road it gave me a since of an adrenaline rush. I can't wait to take my first flight out of our newest airport on my favorite airline! Once again congrats to SW. From one of your favorite fans. Nothing but luv!!!


My son attends Loyola University in NOLA. He has flown out of the new terminal several times already. He tells me his favorite thing there is the Shake Shack. LOL. Typical college kid. My wife and I are planning a non-rev day trip there primarily to see the new terminal, and of course to spend the day with our son.