Louisiana Airports

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Alexandria International Airport (AEX)

Location: The airport is located five miles (8km) from the city centre.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (318) 449 3504
Getting to the city: Rental cars, public buses, and taxis are available at the airport.
Car rental: Several car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.
Airport Taxis: Taxi companies available at the airport include Cenla Taxi, Groundworks Transportation, Brown's, and Red River Taxi.
Facilities: The airport is small and facilities are limited, but there are a few restaurants, a golf course, a shop, and bowling facilities.
Parking: Parking is available at the airport with the first hour of parking free. The cost for each hour of parking after the first hour is $0.50, with a daily maximum of $8.
Website: www.englandairpark.org/aex

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Location: The airport is situated 11 miles (19km) west of downtown New Orleans.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Switchboard: (504) 464 0831, Information desk: (504) 303 7500
Getting to the city: The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) stop is on the second level of the airport. The Airport Shuttle offers a service to and from the hotels throughout the Metropolitan area. The Airport Shuttle ticket booths are located in the baggage claim area on the lower level.
Car rental: Numerous car rental companies are represented at the airport, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Dollar, Payless and Thrifty.
Airport Taxis: There are taxis available on the lower level outside the baggage claim zone.
Facilities: Banks and business centres offer foreign money exchange, ATMs and a host of other banking and business services. Internet access is available, as well as duty-free shopping, gift shops, a post office, advance baggage check-in and a visitor information service. Facilities for the disabled are good. There are a number of restaurants in the terminal and concourses. Smoking is prohibited in the main terminal building; however, there are designated smoking locations on the upper and lower ramps outside the terminal.
Parking: Short-term parking at Louis Armstrong International Airport starts at $2 for the first hour and $2 for every half hour thereafter up to a daily limit of $18.50. Long-term parking charges are similar, but with a daily maximum of $15. A third, ticketless 'credit card lot' charges $11 per 24 hours. All vehicles are subject to a search before parking.
Website: www.flymsy.com

Monroe Regional Airport (MLU)

Location: The airport is located three miles (6km) east of Monroe's central business district.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (318) 329 2460
Getting to the city: There is a bus service between the city and the airport, which runs every 45 minutes, Monday to Saturday. Buses operate between 6.20am and 6.40pm. Airport shuttles, taxis and rental cars are also available.
Car rental: Major car rental agencies are located on site at Monroe airport, including Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.
Airport Taxis: A variety of taxi companies service Monroe Airport, but it is generally a good idea to book a taxi ahead of time.
Facilities: There is a New Orleans-style sports bar located in the main terminal area and the Central Station serves breakfast and lunch daily. Monroe airport has a variety of facilities to accommodate special needs patrons.
Parking: Long and short-term parking, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is located directly opposite the terminal building. Short-term parking is free for the first hour, $3 for the second hour, and $1 to $2 per hour thereafter up to a daily maximum of $9. Long-term parking costs $2 for the first hour and an additional $1 per hour thereafter, up to a daily maximum of $7.
Website: www.flymonroe.org

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)

Location: The airport is located eight miles (13km) outside of Baton Rouge's central business district.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (225) 355 0333
Getting to the city: Shuttle services are available and the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) provides an express airport service to downtown. The bus leaves hourly.
Car rental: Cars from major car rental companies including Hertz, Avis, National, Enterprise, and Budget are available at the airport.
Airport Taxis: A great number of taxi companies service Baton Rouge Airport in addition to Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services.
Facilities: Baton Rouge Airport offers a number of amenities, including a children's play room, a reading room, restrooms, a smoking lounge, a business centre, a food court, gift shops, an arcade, ATMs, cable TVs, courtesy phones, massage chairs, a nursing room, a non-denominational chapel, shoe shine services, vending machines, and a conference room.
Parking: Two three-storey parking garages are located directly opposite Baton Rouge Airport terminal. For standard parking it costs $1 per half hour or portion thereof, or $2 per hour for economy parking. For a full 24 hours it's $12 in the standard lot, or $9 in the economy lot. Payment is at check out while exiting the lot and most major credit cards are accepted.
Website: www.flybtr.com
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Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV)

Location: Shreveport Airport is located eight miles (13km) out of the centre of the city.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (318) 673 5370
Getting to the city: The local SporTran bus system has routes from the airport to the city centre, including night buses. The routes that go directly to the airport include Pines Road Route 20, Queensboro Route 3 and Fairgrounds Route 4. All of these routes run to the downtown bus terminal, where you can get connections to most areas in the city. They run from around 6am, until around 6pm at approximately 30 to 45-minute intervals, depending on the route. Night bus Route N-301 runs between the downtown bus terminal and Shreveport Regional Airport every hour, from about 7pm until 12.30am. A variety of private shuttle companies are available at the airport, as are taxis.
Car rental: On-site rental car companies operate at Shreveport Regional Airport, including Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Thrifty, and Enterprise. The companies' rental counters are located on the lower level of the terminal building.
Airport Taxis: Taxis and limousines are available outside the airport.
Facilities: Refreshments are available and there are also a couple of newsstands. An ATM can be found near the baggage claim area. Facilities for disabled passengers are available.
Parking: Parking is availble at the airport.
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Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT)

Location: The airport is located two miles (4km) southeast of Lafayette.
Time: GMT -6 (GMT -5 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (337) 266 4400
Getting to the city: A number of taxi and shuttle services operate from the airport.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and Enterprise.
Airport Taxis: Dixie Cab and Courtesy Taxi Transportation provide metered taxi service from the airport. It is a good idea to book a taxi in advance.
Facilities: Terminal facilities include an ATM, porters, wheel chair service, duty-free shopping, a cafe and bar, a business centre and travel agencies.
Parking: The first 30 minutes are free in all parking lots. The short-term lot charges $1 per 30 minutes, after the initial free period, for the first three and a half hours, $11 for up to four hours, and $12 per day. The long-term lot charges $2 per hour up to $9 per day. The economy lot charges a daily rate of $6. The parking lots are connected to the terminal by covered walkways.
Website: www.lftairport.com
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