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  • Airport may harness the sun for power

    March 23, 2014 2:01 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The sweeping curves and glass walls of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport's planned new terminal building have defined that project since the design was released last month, but the futuristic architecture is not the only forward-looking aspect of the project. Airport officials say they are... more »
  • New Orleans airport busy in 2013

    March 13, 2014 9:39 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The number of passengers traveling through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row, with more than 9.2 million passengers using the airport. The airport says the number of passengers represents a 7.1 percent increase from 2012 and... more »
  • Contract awarded for airport drainage work

    June 24, 2013 7:07 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The City Council has awarded a $985,000 contract for a drainage project at Northshore Regional Airport. The work will be done by Lawson-Bonnet Construction Co., The Advocate reports reports. Airport Director Jason Ball says the work will be paid for through an aviation grant awarded to... more »
  • $1.1 million for Lafayette airport

    June 20, 2012 9:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lafayette Regional Airport is getting a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The money is for improvements to runway safety areas - spaces for planes that overshoot, undershoot or veer off the runway. Sen. Mary Landrieu's office announced the grant in a Tuesday... more »
  • Lafayette airport posts strong numbers in March

    April 24, 2012 10:10 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Regional Airport had the second-best March on record in terms of passenger activity. Last month, 18,763 passengers boarded planes at the airport. The Advertiser reports another 18,815 passengers de-planed, which was also the second-highest number on record for the month. Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman Paul... more »
  • Airport terminal plans in works, details unclear

    April 12, 2012 11:35 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Questions remain about what a new terminal at the Lafayette Regional Airport will look like, how it will be funded and when construction will begin. The Advertiser reports the airport has an estimated budget of $30 million to $35 million for the project, but constructing a... more »
  • Monroe mayor considers shift in airport oversight

    April 11, 2012 9:22 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo is considering a shift in oversight for the Monroe Regional Airport. Currently, the airport is under the city's Department of Public Works. The News-Star reports that Mayo may move the airport under his executive division. Mayo said he's already talked with Public... more »
  • Airport hopes to land private pilots

    April 9, 2012 9:17 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Regional Airport officials are looking into ways to recapture some of the business from general aviation it has lost through the years. Interim airport manager Ron Phillips tells The News-Star the airport has put together a public-private partnership committee to develop a strategic plan for... more »
  • Atlanta airport terminal to be city's 'front door'

    March 30, 2012 10:21 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The new $1.4 billion international terminal at the world's busiest airport will be a sleek launching pad for millions of passengers that's designed to help Atlanta grab a growing share of the lucrative market for global travelers. Its wavy lines, expansive windows and eye-catching artwork offer a... more »
  • Passenger traffic up at NO airport

    March 29, 2012 9:40 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Louisiana's major airport has started off 2012 with an increase in passenger traffic over the year. CityBusiness of New Orleans says the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport had 661,584 passengers in January compared with 643,021 in January 2011. The number of passengers leaving the airport... more »
  • East Carroll jury asks for review of airport plan

    March 27, 2012 9:44 AM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) - The East Carroll Parish Police Jury has asked a Monroe engineering firm to review a proposed plan and provide cost analysis for a project at Byerley Airport that includes cutting down almost 300 trees to bring it up to Federal Aviation Administration Code. For months... more »
  • E.B.R. Sheriff's Office moving to airport

    March 15, 2012 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has unanimously approved a deal that will move the Sheriff's Office headquarters from its downtown location to a larger facility at Metro Airport. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux called it a win-win for everyone. Gautreaux said his staff will immediately begin... more »
  • St. Landry Airport gets new tenant

    March 12, 2012 8:50 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has cleared the way for the parish airport to become home to a new business that will service turboprop aircraft from throughout the region. The matter had been brought up last month. But at that time the council, arguing it had... more »
  • East Baton Rouge sheriff eyeing airport for HQ

    March 7, 2012 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office plans to move its headquarters from downtown to a former state office building in the southwest corner of Metro Airport. The Advocate reports the airport's Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized the mayor and the airport to enter into... more »
  • Ex-director: Monroe airport needs its own board

    February 20, 2012 9:29 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Regional Airport is the only commercial airport in the state that doesn't have an independent board or airport authority to oversee its operations. The News-Star reports the airport's former director believes an independent board could more effectively manage its operations. The City Council years ago... more »
  • Metro Airport traffic hits three-year high

    January 25, 2012 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More passengers flew in and out of the Baton Rouge Metro Airport in 2011 than in any of the past three years, with over 809,000 total passengers using the airport. The airport said it had 404,735 passengers boarding aircraft in 2011 and 405,116 disembarking aircraft.... more »
  • Monroe airport increases rates

    January 13, 2012 11:10 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Regional Airport is increasing rental rates, landing fees and baggage conveyor fees charged to airlines. On Tuesday, The News-Star reports the Monroe City Council introduced three ordinances for the city to approve the airport's new lease agreements with Delta Air Lines, United-Continental and American Airlines.... more »
  • Gonzales airport updating runway lighting

    January 6, 2012 9:44 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Regional Airport south of Gonzales is getting a new lighting system. George Rodeillat, vice president of the Ascension-St. James Airport Authority, says the $642,000 project will replace an antiquated runway lighting system with a new system using energy-saving LED lights. Rodeillat said Thursday the... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport to get new scanners

    October 7, 2011 8:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Transportation Security Administration officials says the latest generation of full-body security scanner is headed for Baton Rouge's Metro Airport and will be used to screen airline passengers sometime within the next several weeks. Jon Allen, a TSA spokesman, tells The Advocate the new scanners employ... more »
  • New terminal at Monroe airport to open in Oct.

    September 12, 2011 9:37 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The highly-anticipated new terminal at the Monroe Regional Airport is nearing completion with the opening scheduled for mid-October. Construction on the $36 million terminal began in August 2009 and airport manager Cleve Norrell tells The News-Star workers are tying up loose ends and putting on all... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport eyes strategic plan

    September 7, 2011 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Commission has authorized appropriating up to $200,000 toward the cost of a strategic plan for the airport's future growth and development. Commission Chairman Jim Ellis tells The Advocate airport officials are seeking additional funds from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber... more »
  • One Injured in Plane Crash

    July 30, 2011 11:26 PM

    A man is hospitalized after his plane crashed at the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas. Police say the pilot hadn't gotten very far off the ground before realizing something was very wrong. The Federal Aviation Administration arrived just after one o'clock Saturday afternoon at the St. Landry Parish... more »
  • Shreveport airport planners: Higher fares ahead

    June 24, 2011 9:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The news on fares wasn't encouraging as a group of Shreveport residents gathered to hear details on developing a master plan for the Shreveport airport. The Times of Shreveport reports that industry analyst Mike Boyd told the group Thursday that the cost to fly won't be... more »
  • Traffic Up at NO Airport

    April 9, 2011 10:52 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - For the first two months of 2011, passenger traffic at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is up 5.5 percent. The airport says most of the increase is due to an 11 percent jump in January, as compared with January 2010. February passenger traffic was up... more »
  • Lake Charles airport looks to land more property

    March 15, 2011 10:18 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Chennault International Airport Authority wants to expand the airport's operating area by several dozen acres. The authority board on Wednesday will vote on whether to give Randy Robb, executive director, the OK to enter into a purchase-sale agreement for 38 acres. The American Press... more »
  • Flights Cancelled Because of Cold Weather

    February 3, 2011 3:02 PM

    According Greg Roberts, Director of Aviation at Lafayette Regional Airport, passengers who fly out of Lafayette should check with their airlines directly (not the airport) regarding the status of your flight. Some airlines are already cancelling flights because of the weather. Click HERE for up to date flight information... more »
  • DFW Airport Closes Due to Ice Storm

    February 1, 2011 8:53 AM

    DALLAS (AP) - Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has closed due to an ice storm that has shut schools, snarled ground traffic and left much of North Texas in a winter freeze. DFW Airport spokesman David Magana says the runways are glazed with ice but that crews are working to clear... more »
  • Terror plot thwarted as US-bound explosives seized

    October 29, 2010 10:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign. President Barack Obama... more »
  • Airport gets Coyote Blues

    September 16, 2010 6:43 PM

    A night-time nuisance at the Acadiana Regional Airport has pilots howling for help. Officials now say they're willing to take all means necessary to keep problem pests off the runway. In the middle of the night, they come from the sugar cane fields. "At night time, we've reports within the... more »
  • Coyotes a Problem at Acadiana Regional Airport

    September 16, 2010 10:49 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A biologist says coyotes are a problem at Acadiana Regional Airport. Zachary Lissard told the Iberia Parish Airport Authority on Tuesday that coyotes are plentiful around the airport, and airplane lights can make them freeze on a runway. The Daily Iberian says he told the... more »
  • Former NO airport director faces federal charges

    August 27, 2010 9:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former airport director at New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport faces criminal charges in an alleged case of Katrina fraud. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Sean Hunter, 44, and his wife, Shauna Crowden Hunter, were charged in a bill of information Friday with conspiracy to... more »
  • Lafayette Airport Broke Ground On $9.28 Million Project

    March 31, 2010 6:29 PM

    Officials at Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) broke ground on a $9.28 million cargo apron expansion project designed to allow the airport to handle the increasing amount of cargo arriving at and departing from Lafayette. "The tremendous growth in cargo operations at the airport has necessitated that we move forward with... more »
  • Airport cancellations

    December 4, 2009 12:20 PM

    Winter weather conditions are expected to affect the Houston area today and the Acadiana area later this evening. Officials expect the weather to have some impact on air traffic in both areas. Passengers planning to fly in or out of Lafayette Regional Airport today are urged to check directly with... more »
  • Matthew Cruse Joins Lafayette Airport Commission

    November 6, 2009 12:24 PM

    Local Businessman and Former Naval Aviator Joins Lafayette Airport Commission Businessman and former Naval aviator Matthew Cruse of Lafayette was recently appointed by the Lafayette City-Parish Council to serve on the Lafayette Airport Commission. Cruse, who is director of business development and operations manager for Burner Fire Control, Inc., is... more »
  • Road Open: Airport Road

    November 6, 2009 12:20 PM

    Traffic should be able to move freely around the City of Abbeville, La 3267 (Airport Road) is now open.
  • LRA Remains Strong in September

    October 23, 2009 11:41 AM

    September was a good month in terms of the numbers of passengers flying in and out of Lafayette Regional Airport (LRA). The number of enplanements, the number of passengers boarding flights, was the fifth best September on record. Deplanements, the number of passengers arriving at LRA, marked the fourth highest... more »
  • Welcome Back BeauSoleil

    October 22, 2009 7:54 AM

    The public is invited to come out to the Lafayette airport tonight to welcome home Team BeauSoleil from Washington D.C. The UL students are bringing home two awards from the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. First in market viability and people's choice. The plane is schedule to land at... more »

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