Louisiana Airports

As of 2019, there are 21 airports throughout the state of Louisiana according to IATA and ICAO. Through the table below, you can find name of each airport, its abbreviation, city location, and size. Airports in Louisiana are listed in alphabetical order. Please note that some airports serve internationally, while the other only serve domestically.

Airports in Louisiana

List of All Airports in Louisiana

# Airport Abbreviation Location Size
1 Acadiana Regional Airport ARA New Iberia, LA Medium
2 Alexandria International Airport AEX Alexandria, LA Medium
3 Beauregard Parish Airport DRI De Ridder, LA Small
4 Downtown Airport EBR Baton Rouge, LA Small
5 Downtown Airport DTN Shreveport, LA Medium
6 Esler Field ESF Alexandria, LA Small
7 Eunice Airport UCE Eunice, LA Small
8 George R Carr Airport BXA Bogalusa, LA Small
9 Lafayette Regional Airport LFT Lafayette, LA Medium
10 Lakefront Airport NEW New Orleans, LA Medium
11 Municipal Airport LCH Lake Charles, LA Medium
12 Municipal Airport MLU Monroe, LA Medium
13 NAS/Alvin Callendar Airport NBG New Orleans, LA Small
14 New Orleans International Airport MSY New Orleans, LA Large
15 Regional Airport SHV Shreveport, LA Medium
16 Ruston Airport RSN Ruston, LA Medium
17 Ryan Airport BTR Baton Rouge, LA Medium
18 Southern Seaplane Base BCS Belle Chasse, LA Small
19 St Landry Parish Airport OPL Opelousas, LA Small
20 Terrebonne Airport HUM Houma, LA Medium
21 Williams Memorial Airport PTN Patterson, LA Small

Louisiana Overview

The state of Louisiana has 4.7 million residents (2016). The capital is Baton Rouge and the largest city is New Orleans.

The Mississippi River was explored by Spaniard Hernando de Soto in 1541. In 1682, Robert Cavalier claimed the region for King Louis XIV of France. In 1715, the French established the first European settlement in Louisiana, Fort St. Jean Baptiste (Natchitoches). In 1718, New Orleans was founded, whose name is a tribute to the Duke of Orleans. In 1723, New Orleans became the capital of Louisiana. In 1763, Louisiana was ceded to Spain, but returned to France in 1800.

In 1803, the United States bought Louisiana from France, the territory then included part of present-day Louisiana and much of the central US area. In 1812, Louisiana became a state of the Union. In the Civil War, Louisiana joined the Confederates.