Information about Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport beyond transportation, including airport jobs, a volunteer program, the Lost & Found, Local Food at the Airport, free Wi-Fi, Art at the Airport, addresses and more. That includes why MSY is the New Orleans Airport international identifier - A great New Orleans trivia question.
MSY = Moisant Stock Yards. Here's the history behind this strange name identifier for the New Orleans Airport.
John B. Moisant was famous early aviation pioneer and barnstormer. When trying to set a sustained flight record on a course at Harahan plantation which was near the Illinoise Central Railroad yards. Moisant died when his plane crashed. Later, the land was used as cattle stock yards and was named after Moisant. When the airport was built near the stock yards spot, which was a well-known location, that was the "first identifier for the airport".
The name of the airport was originally Moisant Field/Moisant International. The MSY identifier remains today, despite an earlier name change to New Orleans International Airport and the current name which honored famous New Orleans native jazz musician Louis Armstrong in a 2001 name change.
LOST AND FIND at the New Orleans Airport is open weekdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. It's phone number is (504) 303-7520. To contact transportation Security Administration (TSA) Lost and Found, e-mail: email@example.com or call: (504) 463-2251.
ADDRESS OF THE AIRPORT:
The physical address for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 900 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062.. The mailing address is of the Airport staff and New Orleans is P.O. Box 20007, New Orleans, LA 70141.
Although the New Orleans Airport is located in East Jefferson Parish, not Orleans Parish, it is owned and run by the City of New Orleans.
POST OFFICE AND DELIVERY SERVICES:
An unmanned post office is located on Level 2 as are Federal Express and United Parcel Service drop boxes.
Did you notice the art displayed throughout the New Orleans Airport? Pick up a FREE art brochure at the Airport Information Booth on Level 2 located near Concourse C.