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MSY History, Jobs, Volunteers, Lost & Found, Wi-Fi, Art, Food, Etc.


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.

NOLA Airport = MSY! Why?

Why is MSY the code for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport? There's not a word that starts with M, S or Y in the name. This is 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.

AIRPORT INFO: Lost & Found, Paging, Address, Art, Etc.

To REPORT AN EMERGENCY or just PAGE SOMEONE at the New Orleans Airport, pick up a white courtesy phone.

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: msy-msoc@dhs.gov or call: (504) 463-2251.

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.

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.

Jobs at the Airport

There are lots of jobs at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport. The Airport is owned and run by the City of New Orleans, so the city Civil Service handles much of the airport employment. Plus there are TSA federal security positions and jobs with airport vendors too. Find out where to start with various job options at the above Employment Page.

Volunteer - Armstrong Ambassadors

Volunteer at the New Orleans Airport as an Armstrong Ambassador and welcome visitors to our city when they get off their plans. Duties will include meeting and greeting visitors with Mardi Gras beads. Answering questions, providing information, directions, assistance to visitors and reporting problems. Bilingual and Sign language interpreters are especially needed.

Food and Shops Upgrade

New Orleans Airport upgrades are promised by mid-January, in time for the 2013 Super Bowl, like everything else of course. Shops and concessions are upgrading and more local food New Orleans brands will be found at the airport. Copeland’s Restaurant, Wow Café & Wingery, Zatarain’s, Ye Olde College Inn and an Abita Beer Bar will join P.J.’s coffee, Popeyes Chicken and Lucky Dogs. Dooky Chase is replacing Acme Oyster House as an anchor restaurant.
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