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  • $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 »
  • Memorial at Lafayette Airport Causes Controversy

    December 2, 2011 11:45 PM

    A monument that's been standing at Lafayette Regional Airport for nearly 20 years is causing controversy in Lafayette's Aviation Community. Commercial pilot James Thibodeaux says he's upset because a monument built in honor of a well respected pilot, Paul Fornet is gone. Thibodeaux says the name plaque that's currently standing... more »
  • Lafayette Airport, Before The Rush Comes

    November 21, 2010 8:28 PM

    This holiday season an estimated 24 million people will take to the air and that's happening amid controversial changes to aiprort security. KATC's Mike magnoli reports from Lafayette Regional. --- Eva Von Thury tell us, "There was this woman on the plane who wanted to make sure no one was... 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 »
  • Christmas Miracle for Holiday Travelers

    December 21, 2009 11:32 PM

    For people who travel they're calling this the "Christmas Miracle." A new federal law for airlines will make sure passengers get from point A to point B without getting too mad. Monday, the Obama administration imposed a three hour time limit for tarmac strandings. So waiting in a hot airplane... 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 »

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