Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
(New Orleans, Louisiana - LA, USA)
Around 16 km / 10 miles west of central New Orleans, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) lies next to Frellsen, Kenner, La Freniere Park, Westgate and the northern banks of the Mississippi River. Before Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in August 2005, New Orleans Airport was handling annual passenger figures of almost ten million, and by using a series of incentives, around 80 percent of this traffic has already been restored.
The various ground transportation at Louis Armstrong Airport connects travelers with the New Orleans Central Business District, along with the southerly Garden District, to the west of Audubon Park. Also nearby is the famous French Quarter, which is home to the many jazz bars of Bourbon Street.
Transport options are managed by the Reliant Transportation Group and include airport shuttles, Greyhound and Jefferson Transit buses, and Northshore Airport Express shuttles. Inexpensive taxis offer one of the easiest ways to reach the New Orleans Union Station on Loyola Avenue. More than 5,000 short-term and long-term parking spaces are next to the airport for those arriving by car.
About New Orleans Tourism
Following the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans has bounced back and is once again a highlight on the south-western coastline of Louisiana. New Orleans stands sandwiched between the northerly Lake Pontchartrain and the southerly Mississippi River. Highlights include the many sights around the Lower Garden District, the historic French Quarter (Vieux Carré) and its Jackson Square, the endless restaurants in the Warehouse District, and the vibrant atmosphere of the Riverbend area, which is home to a thriving university student population.
Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY) is close to the suburbs of Destrehan, Jefferson, Kenner and River Ridge, remaining busy throughout the year. However, the airport is at its busiest each year when New Orleans celebrates it Mardi Gras season each January.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY):|
|Address: 900 Airline Drive, Kenner, Louisiana, LA 70062, USA|
|Airport Code: MSY
Tel: +1 504 464 0831
Fax: +1 504 464 1264