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New Orleans Lakefront Airport

New Orleans Lakefront Airport
Lakefront Airport, main terminal, 2010
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerLouisiana Division of Administration
ServesNew Orleans, Louisiana
Elevation2 m (8 ft)
Aircraft operations29676
Based aircraft97

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Lakefront Airport is a public use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) northeast of the central business district of New Orleans, in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is owned by the Louisiana Division of Administration.

Originally the major commercial airport in the New Orleans area, Lakefront Airport relinquished that role in 1946 when commercial airline service began from Louis Armstrong International Airport, a significantly larger facility located in the nearby suburb of Kenner. Lakefront Airport continues to serve as a general aviation airport with charter, private, and occasional military operations taking place. The terminal building's interior retains much of its original lavish 1930s decoration, and the art deco exterior, obscured for decades by a "bomb-proof" facade installed after World War II, has recently been returned to its original appearance. The terminal building housed a restaurant frequented by nearby residents, the Walnut Room, but this has yet to reopen, post-Katrina. The sculpture installation in front of the terminal, "Fountain of the Winds" by Enrique Alferez, is a local landmark.

Lakefront Airport was damaged by hurricane-force winds and the storm surge of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and a number of the hangars and outlying buildings were destroyed. While the airport soon resumed functioning, restoration of the terminal building and other facilities proceeds slowly. With the exterior of the main terminal fully restored however, the classic Art Deco building was used as the headquarters of the fictional company Ferris Aircraft in the 2011 action hero film Green Lantern (film) starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

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