Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (Guide)

New Orleans, famous for its history food and good times, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is l Airport is an international airport under Class B airspace in Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. It owns by the City of New Orleans and is 11 miles west of downtown New Orleans.

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Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (Guide)

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New Orleans, famous for its history food and good times, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is l Airport is an international airport under Class B airspace in Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. It owns by the City of New Orleans and is 11 miles west of downtown New Orleans.

Capacity

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport considers being one of the busiest airports in the U.S.

It currently hosts 16 airlines, serving 55 nonstop destinations.

History and economic impact

In the mid1930's, it became clear to the City of New Orleans that the Main Airport, which had located on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, was no longer large enough to service the City's growing air transportation needs.

Before any construction began, the U.S. on December 7, 1941, involved in the great world war. The U.S. Government took the land for Moisant Field for an airbase use. Until the end of the facilities were constructed on this land by the Government until the end of August 1945. To the City of New Orleans, the Federal Government returned the ground In 1946, plus 295 adjacent acres.

By January 1947, the Airport considered to be one of the largest commercial airports in the nation wich was encompassing 1360 acres of land that included three 5,000 foot runways and one 7,000 foot runway

The Airport had named after Moisant Field after aviator John Moisant, who died in 1910 in an airplane crash on agricultural land