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Flights from New Orleans Lakefront

New Orleans Lakefront is a public airport that serves the city of New Orleans in Louisiana. It is located four nautical miles (5mi, 7km) northeast of the central business district of New Orleans, in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is owned by the Orleans Levee District. It is currently categorised as a general aviation reliever airport under the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems until 2015. It originally functioned as the major commercial airport in the New Orleans area until 1946, when it relinquished the role to Louis Armstrong International Airport in the nearby suburb of Kenner.

However, it continues to serve as a general aviation airport with charter, private, and occasional military operations, as well as commercial flight operations to destinations within the Gulf South Region. Its terminal building still retains much of its original 1930s decoration, and its art deco exterior has recently been returned to its original appearance.

The airport covers an area of 473 acres (191 ha) at an elevation of 7ft (2m) above mean sea level, with three asphalt paved runways.

Where to go

Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee. It is located in the south-western corner of the state and it is the county seat of Shelby County. The city is considered as the home of blues music and literally the home of Elvis Presley, Graceland, where he lived in during his later years. Downtown Memphis houses a large portion of the state’s population. Naturally, this part of the city brims with life and activity, especially after work hours and during weekends. Catch some live blues music at Beale Street, dubbed as ‘Home of the Blues’, go on a river tour along the Mississippi River, visit the historic, charming neighbourhood of South Main, and enjoy at the Mud Island River Park/Harbor Town. Learn more about the history and thriving culture of music here by visiting the Smithsonian-sponsored Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and tour around the Sun Studio, located at The Edge where several blues, rock 'n' roll, and rockabilly recordings were made, including Elvis Presley’s and Johnny Cash's first recordings. See a vast collection of large, ancient Victorian homes at Victorian Village. Midtown Memphis, on the other hand, is home to Allie Cat Arts – the largest and most eclectic selection of fine art and gifts by local artists – Memphis Zoo, The Pink Palace, Overton Park, and the historic neighbourhood of restored homes in Cooper-Young. Meanwhile, East Memphis is home to Lichterman Nature Center, Memphis Botanic Garden, and Shelby Farms Park (one of the largest urban parks in the country). Of course, don’t miss the chance to visit Graceland, the most popular tourist attraction in Memphis.

The airport currently does not offer flights to international destinations.

How to get out

New Orleans Lakefront offers non-stop scheduled charter passenger service to five domestic destinations: Destin, Gulf Shores, Memphis, Oxford, and Panama City Beach via Southern Airways Express. For international destinations, check with Louis Armstrong International Airport, which is a 25-minute drive away from New Orleans Lakefront.

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