FAA: MSY 2nd Fastest Growing Airport In America

New César Pelli designed MSY terminal, scheduled to open 2019


NEW ORLEANS – According to recently released data by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport grew enplanements by 78 percent between 2006 - 2016, making MSY the second fastest growing airport in America over the 10-year period.

         In 2016, New Orleans had 5,569,705 total enplanements, 15 percent higher than pre-Katrina levels (2004), indicating not just a return of flights lost post-Katrina, but also an influx of new flights to the region, data shows.

         New Orleans International Airport now has 56 nonstop flights, including six international flights, for a total of about 150 flights daily.

         British Airways has recently added a fifth day to its nonstop 787 Dreamliner service to Heathrow, and the new terminal, scheduled to open in 2019, has added gates to accommodate expected future growth.

         The FAA’s Top Mid and Large Airports for 2006-2016 Growth in Enplanements:


1 – Dallas Love Field – 119 percent

2 – Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – 78 percent

3 – San Francisco International – 58 percent

4 – Austin-Bergstrom International – 55 percent

5 – William P Hobby – 49 percent

6 – Seattle Tacoma International – 49 percent

7 – Charlotte/Douglas International – 46 percent

8 – For Lauderdale/Hollywood International – 40 percent

9 – John F. Kennedy International – 40 percent

10 – Los Angeles International – 35 percent


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