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NEW Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: NEW / KNEW
Airport Names:
  1. Lakefront Airport
  2. (former New Orleans Army Air Base)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
GPS Coordinates: 30°2'33"N by 90°1'41"W
Area Served: New Orleans, Louisiana
Operator/Owner: Orleans Levee District
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 7 feet (2 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Lakefront Airport (NEW):

  • The closest airport to Lakefront Airport (NEW) is Southern Seaplane Airport (BCS), which is located only 12 miles (20 kilometers) S of NEW.
  • The furthest airport from Lakefront Airport (NEW) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 11,127 miles (17,908 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • During World War II, the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces and housed the Tropical Weather School in 1945.
  • Because of Lakefront Airport's relatively low elevation of 7 feet, planes can take off or land at Lakefront 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.
  • Lakefront Airport was damaged by hurricane-force winds and the storm surge of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and a number of the hangars and outlying buildings were destroyed.
  • Lakefront Airport (NEW) has 3 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "Lakefront Airport", another name for NEW is "(former New Orleans Army Air Base)".
  • Lakefront Airport was badly damaged by storm surge during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and again during Hurricane Isaac in 2012.

Map of Nearest Airports from Lakefront Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Lakefront Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112.19 miles (19.62 km) SSouthern Seaplane Airport (BCS)Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United StatesView Southern Seaplane Airport on a map Set BCS as destination Airport Get more information about Southern Seaplane Airport
214.16 miles (22.78 km) WSWLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesView Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on a map Set MSY as destination Airport Get more information about Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
315.01 miles (24.16 km) SNaval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (NBG)New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesView Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans on a map Set NBG as destination Airport Get more information about Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans
450.19 miles (80.77 km) SWHouma–Terrebonne Airport (HUM)Houma, Louisiana, United StatesView Houma–Terrebonne Airport on a map Set HUM as destination Airport Get more information about Houma–Terrebonne Airport
562.52 miles (100.61 km) ENEGulfport–Biloxi International Airport (GPT)Gulfport, Mississippi, United StatesView Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport on a map Set GPT as destination Airport Get more information about Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport
670.70 miles (113.79 km) ENEKeesler Air Force Base (BIX)Biloxi, Mississippi, United StatesView Keesler Air Force Base on a map Set BIX as destination Airport Get more information about Keesler Air Force Base
775.01 miles (120.71 km) WNWBaton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United StatesView Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on a map Set BTR as destination Airport Get more information about Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
881.82 miles (131.68 km) WSWHarry P. Williams Memorial Airport (PTN)Patterson, Louisiana, United StatesView Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport on a map Set PTN as destination Airport Get more information about Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport
982.79 miles (133.24 km) NNWMcComb-Pike County Airport (MCB)McComb, Mississippi, United StatesView McComb-Pike County Airport on a map Set MCB as destination Airport Get more information about McComb-Pike County Airport
1094.07 miles (151.39 km) ENETrent Lott International Airport (PGL)Pascagoula, Mississippi, United StatesView Trent Lott International Airport on a map Set PGL as destination Airport Get more information about Trent Lott International Airport
1196.23 miles (154.86 km) NNEHattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport (HBG)Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United StatesView Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport on a map Set HBG as destination Airport Get more information about Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
1298.25 miles (158.12 km) WNWFalse River Regional Airport (HZR)New Roads, Louisiana, United StatesView False River Regional Airport on a map Set HZR as destination Airport Get more information about False River Regional Airport
13106.65 miles (171.64 km) NNEHattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport (PIB)Hattiesburg/Laurel, Mississippi, United StatesView Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport on a map Set PIB as destination Airport Get more information about Hattiesburg–Laurel Regional Airport
14110.98 miles (178.61 km) WAcadiana Regional Airport (ARA)New Iberia, Louisiana, United StatesView Acadiana Regional Airport on a map Set ARA as destination Airport Get more information about Acadiana Regional Airport
15115.50 miles (185.88 km) ENEMobile Regional Airport (MOB)Mobile, Alabama, United StatesView Mobile Regional Airport on a map Set MOB as destination Airport Get more information about Mobile Regional Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Lakefront Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Lakefront Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,127.28 miles (17,907.58 km) SSWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
210,970.88 miles (17,655.87 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
310,960.99 miles (17,639.97 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
410,948.50 miles (17,619.86 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
510,943.81 miles (17,612.31 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
610,943.67 miles (17,612.09 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
710,941.48 miles (17,608.56 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
810,927.48 miles (17,586.03 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
910,920.39 miles (17,574.62 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1010,912.36 miles (17,561.70 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1110,900.58 miles (17,542.74 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1210,896.28 miles (17,535.82 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1310,895.21 miles (17,534.10 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1410,882.99 miles (17,514.43 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
1510,874.42 miles (17,500.65 km) WMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport