As the largest commercial airport serving the New Orleans and southeast Louisiana area, Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) welcomes around eight million passengers each year. The airport is located 19km (11.5 miles) west of New Orleans, and is the second lowest-lying international airport in the world, sitting merely 1.4m (4.5 feet) above sea level.
Flights to Louis Armstrong International arrive daily from across the United States, with occasional flights arriving from Canada and South America. Some of the major airlines that operate at the airport include Continental Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines among a number of others.
If you’re spending some time at the airport, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the efficiency you’ll encounter here. Queuing won’t take up too much time, and staff are friendly and happy to help. There’ll be enough to keep you occupied, although if you’re waiting in Concourse D, then you’ll have to make do with limited refreshment options.