"Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport" Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY) Tip by Ewingjr98

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, owned by the city of New Orleans, is located about 10 miles west of the city's downtown along I-10. Commercial service began at this airport, initially called Moisant Field, in 1946. It's International Air Transport Association airport code, MSY, reflects this original name. In 2001 the airport was renamed after the famous jazz musician from New Orleans, Louis Armstrong.

I flew into MSY on a non-stop flight from Tampa using Southwest Airline in 2011. The airport feels a bit older than many others, but it is clean and convenient. From the airport to downtown, it is a fixed-rate $35 cab ride.

The airport lies just 4.5 feet above sea level, making it the second lowest such facility in the world after Amsterdam's airport. The airport handles about 8 million passengers a year, down significantly from its pre-Katrina highs of around 9.9 million passengers.

Address: Kenner, LA
Directions: 21 Miles West of New Orleans on I-10
Mode: TO
Phone: (504) 464-2650
Type: Airplane
Website: http://www.flymsy.com/

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2011
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