Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport - MSY Louisiana
It was mid-1930s when the city of New Orleans, Louisiana realized its need for an airport, given its growing transportation needs. As a result, after World War II (WWII), development began and commercial air service started in 1946 at Moisant Field. In just a year, the airport was considered as one of the biggest commercial airports in the US, operating with 1,360 acres or land, three (3) 5,000-foot long runways, and one (1) 7,000-foot long runway. In 1960, it adopted the name, “New Orleans Airport”. Then, in 2001, it officially became Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to honor Louis Armstrong on his 100th birthday.
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As of 2018, 13.12 million passengers pass through MSY-Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport annually. As per data from March 2018 through February 2019, the busiest domestic route is that going to and from Atlanta, Georgia, with almost 740,000 passengers. It has two (2) terminals: 1) West Terminal; and 2) East Terminal. The former serves Air Canada, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines. Meanwhile, the latter serves Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airway Vacation Express, Condor, Copa Airlines, Frontier Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit. Popular nearby destinations include Avondale, Bridge City, and Rivertown.