The City of New Orleans has seen significant business and leisure travel increases in the last decades with our airport struggling to meet the demand. City leaders have long discussed solutions to Louis Armstrong International Airport’s limited capacity to meet current needs and support growth. The airport has exceeded all passenger enplanement targets and added new international flights to Europe and South America.
In response to the need to develop a new airport, Mayor Landrieu asked the New Orleans Aviation Board to complete a long term strategic plan for the airport. In 2013 the Airport announced its decision to begin the construction of a new airport starting with the North Terminal facility. The new North Terminal was designed by acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli, Manning Architects, and Crescent City Aviation. The terminal will have over 972,000 sq. feet, two concourses, 35 gates, a 2,190 car parking garage, local restaurants, and vendors.
Construction on the new terminal is underway and proceeding on schedule. The new terminal is scheduled to be open in February 2019.