Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana. It is located 10 miles south of the business district of New Orleans. Travelers have two terminals, East and West, with four attached terminals: A, B, C, and D. Concourse A has 6 gates. Concourse B has 13 gates; Concourse C has 15 gates and handles all international flights out of the airport; and Concourse D offers 7 gates. There is a 3,000 space parking lot for short-term parking and a 2,500 space parking lot for long-term parking. A cell phone lot is available to pick-up travelers at the airport, and can be used free for up to one hour.
The airport uses the code MSY. Security is of the highest importance at MSY, and travelers should plan to arrive at the airport 90 minutes (or more) prior to their flight departure time in order to proceed through security checkpoints at the airport. Travelers with disabilities can easily access the airport, and any accommodations needed can be provided to those travelers.
Getting to and from the airport, as well as to most destinations in New Orleans, is easy with a variety of options available for all travelers. The public bus system picks passengers up from Entrance 7 on the upper level of the airport. The fare to ride the bus is $1.10 each way. Private limos are also available, as well as taxi cab service. Prior arrangements must be made for limo service. Travelers may also use rental cars for their transportation needs. A variety of affordable car rental options can be found at CarRentalExpress.com. Many hotels near the airport offer a free shuttle service, and the airport also offers a low-cost shuttle service for their customers.
Services Available At The Airport
The airport provides a variety of services and amenities while you wait. The TravelEx America Business Center is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., providing services including currency exchange, travel insurance, emergency money services, and more. ATM machines are located in the ticketing area of the airport. A variety of restaurants, shops, and bars are available for travelers as well, both before and after security screenings. Creole Kitchen, Airdogs, Jazz Alley Bar, Westwin, and Popeyes are just a few of the many choices available while you wait.