New Orleans terminal opening date announced

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The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board have announced that the new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport will open to the public on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

All 16 commercial airlines at the airport will operate from the new terminal and the existing facility will close to the public.

“We are thrilled to announce the opening of the new terminal. With modern conveniences like a consolidated security checkpoint and an inline baggage screening system, the new facility will be a major improvement for travelers. When we open the doors, passengers will feel the spirit of the New Orleans region throughout the facility through the presence of local restaurants and shops that characterize our distinct culture,” said Kevin Dolliole, director of aviation at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

The brand new, world-class airport terminal will serve as a crucial economic driver for the New Orleans metropolitan region and provide a lasting impression to visitors with its modern design and open architectural concept.

The new airport terminal spans 972,000ft2 (90,300m2) and features three concourses, 35 gates, two new parking garages for short-term and long-term parking, a surface parking lot, and an economy garage with shuttle service. Concessions, located past security checkpoints, will feature more than 40 food, beverage, news, gift and specialty retail options.

Other amenities available at the new terminal include: free wi-fi; chargers at 50% of the seats in the gate areas; water bottle refilling stations post-security; mothers’ rooms; fully automated restrooms; a pet relief area post-security; music venues, pre- and post-security; and three curbside check-in locations with easy access to the short-term garage.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is owned by the City of New Orleans and governed by the New Orleans Aviation Board. Construction of the new terminal began in January 2016, undertaken by a joint venture of local and national construction companies, Hunt Gibbs Boh Metro.

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