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MSY Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MSY / KMSY
Airport Names:
  1. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
  2. Moisant Field
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
GPS Coordinates: 29°59'35"N by 90°15'29"W
Area Served: New Orleans, Louisiana
Operator/Owner: City of New Orleans
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 4 feet (1 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY):

  • Eastern Air Lines began service into New Orleans as early as 1935 with Douglas DC-2s and DC-3s to Atlanta, Washington D.C.
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) has 2 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport", another name for MSY is "Moisant Field".
  • The furthest airport from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 11,125 miles (17,905 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • The closest airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is Lakefront Airport (NEW), which is located only 14 miles (23 kilometers) ENE of MSY.
  • Another local service airline at New Orleans was Texas International with Douglas DC-9s and Convair 600s mainly to Louisiana and Texas.
  • The city chose Iftikhar Ahmad to be the director of aviation.
  • MSY was the hub for short-lived Pride Air, a start-up domestic airline which flew Boeing 727-100s and 727-200s for three months in 1985.
  • On September 19, 1947 the airport was shut down as it was submerged under two feet of water in the wake of the 1947 Hurricane's impact.
  • Because of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport's relatively low elevation of 4 feet, planes can take off or land at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.

Map of Nearest Airports from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
114.16 miles (22.78 km) ENELakefront Airport (NEW)New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesView Lakefront Airport on a map View satellite image of Lakefront Airport Set NEW as destination Airport Get more information about Lakefront Airport
216.63 miles (26.77 km) ESESouthern Seaplane Airport (BCS)Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United StatesView Southern Seaplane Airport on a map View satellite image of Southern Seaplane Airport Set BCS as destination Airport Get more information about Southern Seaplane Airport
317.70 miles (28.49 km) SENaval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (NBG)New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesView Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans on a map View satellite image of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans Set NBG as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans
438.12 miles (61.34 km) SWHouma–Terrebonne Airport (HUM)Houma, Louisiana, United StatesView Houma–Terrebonne Airport on a map View satellite image of Houma–Terrebonne Airport Set HUM as destination Airport Get more information about Houma–Terrebonne Airport
564.98 miles (104.58 km) NWBaton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United StatesView Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on a map View satellite image of Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Set BTR as destination Airport Get more information about Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
667.67 miles (108.91 km) WSWHarry P. Williams Memorial Airport (PTN)Patterson, Louisiana, United StatesView Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport on a map View satellite image of Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport Set PTN as destination Airport Get more information about Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport
776.49 miles (123.10 km) ENEGulfport–Biloxi International Airport (GPT)Gulfport, Mississippi, United StatesView Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport on a map View satellite image of Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport Set GPT as destination Airport Get more information about Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport
882.86 miles (133.35 km) NMcComb-Pike County Airport (MCB)McComb, Mississippi, United StatesView McComb-Pike County Airport on a map View satellite image of McComb-Pike County Airport Set MCB as destination Airport Get more information about McComb-Pike County Airport
984.76 miles (136.41 km) ENEKeesler Air Force Base (BIX)Biloxi, Mississippi, United StatesView Keesler Air Force Base on a map View satellite image of Keesler Air Force Base Set BIX as destination Airport Get more information about Keesler Air Force Base
1088.34 miles (142.17 km) NWFalse River Regional Airport (HZR)New Roads, Louisiana, United StatesView False River Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of False River Regional Airport Set HZR as destination Airport Get more information about False River Regional Airport
1197.32 miles (156.62 km) WAcadiana Regional Airport (ARA)New Iberia, Louisiana, United StatesView Acadiana Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Acadiana Regional Airport Set ARA as destination Airport Get more information about Acadiana Regional Airport
12104.41 miles (168.03 km) WLafayette Regional Airport (LFT)Lafayette, Louisiana, United StatesView Lafayette Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Lafayette Regional Airport Set LFT as destination Airport Get more information about Lafayette Regional Airport
13106.26 miles (171.01 km) NEHattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport (HBG)Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United StatesView Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport Set HBG as destination Airport Get more information about Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
14108.19 miles (174.11 km) ENETrent Lott International Airport (PGL)Pascagoula, Mississippi, United StatesView Trent Lott International Airport on a map View satellite image of Trent Lott International Airport Set PGL as destination Airport Get more information about Trent Lott International Airport
15115.60 miles (186.04 km) NNEHattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport (PIB)Hattiesburg/Laurel, Mississippi, United StatesView Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport Set PIB as destination Airport Get more information about Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,125.42 miles (17,904.59 km) SSWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
210,957.51 miles (17,634.36 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
310,947.26 miles (17,617.86 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
410,934.60 miles (17,597.48 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
510,930.53 miles (17,590.93 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map View satellite image of Carnarvon Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
610,929.67 miles (17,589.56 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
710,927.42 miles (17,585.93 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
810,913.33 miles (17,563.27 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
910,906.24 miles (17,551.85 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1010,898.21 miles (17,538.92 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1110,886.43 miles (17,519.96 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1210,882.40 miles (17,513.48 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1310,881.07 miles (17,511.34 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1410,868.86 miles (17,491.69 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
1510,860.46 miles (17,478.17 km) WMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport