At this time, airlines at MSY have resumed flights with many operating on limited schedules. Passengers are advised to check directly with their airlines for the most accurate information.
JetBlue’s flight schedule may be impacted with cancellations over the next week.
Southwest Airlines is currently operating 14 flights per day through Oct. 2.
Spirit Airlines will not be operating any late night arrivals or early morning departures through Oct. 1. International service to Cancun, Mexico, will return Monday, Sept. 13.
United Airlines is operating 11-12 flights per day. Late night arrivals or early morning departures are not currently operating.
All airlines cancelled flights beginning on Aug. 29 in anticipation for Hurricane Ida. Following the storm, flight cancellations extended multiple days until Delta Air Lines resumed a limited schedule on Thursday, Sept. 2, and other airlines began to resume operations in the following days. By Sunday, Sept. 5, the bulk of MSY’s airlines including Delta, United, Southwest, JetBlue, Frontier, Alaska, American and Spirit were operating flights again with many offering limited schedules. Breeze is scheduled to begin flights on Thursday.
In June 2021, the average number of daily departures was 115. Recent daily departures numbers are as follows:
Sunday, Sept. 5: 28 departures
Monday, Sep. 6: 42 departures
Tuesday, Sept. 7: 39 departures
Wednesday, Sept. 8: 50 departures
Thursday, Sept. 9: 65 departures
Airport Status Updates
Current as of 9/9/2021 at 10 a.m. CST
The Airport is continuing its damage assessments and repairs are underway. The initial damage findings were that:
- The runways and taxiways did not experience any damage, and the Airport is operational.
- There was no significant damage to terminal facility with the exception of some passenger boarding bridges.
- Although some of the terminal’s passenger boarding bridges experienced some level of damage in the storm, this had minimal impact on operations because the Airport can work with airlines to reassign gates for flights. The repairs are ongoing.
- The Airport lost commercial power from Entergy Sunday, Aug. 29, and the terminal operated on full emergency generator power. Commercial power from Entergy was restored in the terminal facility on Saturday, Sept. 4.
- The Airport lost water pressure from the Jefferson Parish Water System, which impacted the functionality of restrooms and air conditioning chillers for the terminal. Water pressure was restored on Wednesday, Sept. 1 allowing restrooms and the air conditioning systems to become operational again, and the boil water advisory in Jefferson Parish was lifted on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
- All landline phones were out of service following the storm, but service was restored on Wednesday, Sept. 1.
- Crews have cleared debris on the Airport roadways.
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1 Terminal Drive
Kenner, LA 70062
P.O. Box 20007
New Orleans, LA 70141
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is open 24 hours daily, including holidays.
Administrative office hours: 8 AM to 5 PM (M-F)
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