Lafayette Airport

Lafayette Regional Airport is an independently owned and operated public airport in the United States. It is located 4 km southeast of the city of Lafayette in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, next to the U.S. Highway 90 (future Interstate 49). Lafayette Regional Airport resides on an area over 746 acres, at an elevation of 42 ft (13 m) above mean sea level. It is equipped with three asphalt-paved runways: runway 4L/22R measures 4,099 ft x 75 ft (1,249 x 23 m), runway 4R/22L measures 7,651 ft x 150 ft (2,332 m x 46 m), and runway 11/29 measures 5,400 ft x 148 ft (1,646 m x 45 m). It also has a helipad that measures 50 x 50 ft (15 x 15 m).


A preliminary study regarding Lafayette Regional Airport's existing terminal building was conducted, in line with planning for future growth and construction. Adding an extension to the terminal was considered to allow the airport to handle more air traffic, which in turn, could possibly entice international carriers to utilize it as a connecting airport. It would require a U.S. Customs department office to be stationed at Lafayette Regional Airport, changing its status to 'international airport'. However, Lafayette had a relatively small population base in the area, and there were already large international and domestic passenger hubs located nearby (in Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston), making international service from Lafayette Airport unlikely.

It was reported that a new one percent sales tax will be collected, as approved by local voters on 6 December 2014, to fund the construction of a new passenger terminal at the airport. The funds will be used to select a design firm, finalize a design, and develop construction plans for the new terminal. There is a possibility that construction will begin in 2016, and will take approximately three years to be complete. As of now, the old terminal is still in use, but may be demolished once the new terminal is fully operational.

Services and Facilities

Lafayette Regional Airport is served by the airlines American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, and United Express. It operates scheduled passenger service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Texas, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.

Lafayette Regional Airport has private aviation and cargo services, and is home to one of the biggest helicopter companies in the world, PHI, Inc., formerly Petroleum Helicopters Inc. Other companies that reside in the airport include Noble Flight, which offer Flight Training, Maintenance & AC Rental, NOTAMS, General and corporate aviation tenants (including MOreno Group, Knight Aviation, PHI, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, Frank's Casing Crew, Lafayette Regional Technical Airframe and Powerplant School, and Private Aircraft Hangar), Landmark Aviation (Fixed base operator).

Tours can be conducted at the airport and are available for groups from age five and up. The tour can be specially tailored to meet the needs of the specific groups. Tours are free and includes trained guides, but pre-booking is required.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

From I-10 East, take exit 103-A. From I-10 West, take exit 103-A. From I-49 South, I-49 becomes Highway 90 where it intersects I-10.Stay on Highway 90 for about 7 miles and turn left on to Surrey St. The entrance to the airport is on the right.

Buses hide 

The bus system of Lafayette is still relatively underdeveloped and is infrequent.

Taxi hide 

The taxi industry is growing in Lafayette, so hailing a cab to or from the airport shouldn't be a problem.

 Location Details

Longitude:86° 56' 0'' W
Latitude:40° 24' 42'' N

 Airport Location

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