About LFT

Lafayette Regional Airport offers flights to major domestic destinations with connecting service to points around the globe. More than 400,000 travelers utilize LFT annually and that number continues to grow.

Our business travelers enjoy the comfort and convenience of our Business Center and free WiFi service. Other airport amenities include a Visitor Information Center offering Lafayette and regional information, porter services, excellent dining, convenient parking and much more.

Lafayette Regional Airport is dedicated to providing all customers with a pleasant travel experience. The airport provides services and facilities designed to assist passengers with disabilities.

Lafayette Regional Airport
200 Terminal Drive
Lafayette LA 70508
Terminal Building Hours of Operation: 4:00 a.m. – until last flight of the day.

LFT History

Lafayette Municipal Airport, located in Lafayette, Louisiana, was dedicated on November 29, 1930. Eastern Airlines began the first commercial air service from the airport in 1948. Its size has increased from 848.5 acres in 1953 to approximately 1,116 acres at present. From its humble beginning as a wooden hangar, Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) has grown into a state-of-the art facility, providing top-notch service to area travelers and businesses.

Lafayette Regional Airport is a public use, primary commercial service, and short-haul airport as designated by the Federal Aviation Administration’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. The airport’s International Air Transport Association (IATA) code is “LFT” and the international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) code is “KLFT.”

LFT’s mission is to link southwest Louisiana with destinations around the world, easily, cost-effectively and conveniently, while providing a safe and secure environment for our travelers.

Lafayette is located midway between Houston and New Orleans and 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Interstate highways I-10 (E-W) and I-49 (N-S) intersect at Lafayette, providing excellent highway access in all directions. Lafayette serves more than 625,000 residents of eight surrounding parishes and is the financial, services, medical, educational, cultural and consumer capital of southwest Louisiana. Lafayette’s major industries include chemical manufacturing and supply, petroleum services, retail trade, medical and Louisiana’s second largest university, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


Lafayette Regional Airport commissioners represent all areas of Lafayette parish. The city-parish council, city-parish president and area mayors appoint the commission. The seven-member volunteer commission performs operations and marketing-related tasks on an ongoing basis. The commissioners work with airport staff to coordinate business development with potential customers. Additionally, the commissioners act as ambassadors for the airport through their interaction with community and government leaders.

  • Valerie C. Garrett
    Valerie C. Garrett Chairperson
    City-Parish Council
    African-American Appointee
    10/31/07 – 10/31/11
    Appointed to First Term:
    10/31/11 – 10/31/15
    Reappointed to Second term:
    11/1/15 – 10/31/19
  • Paul A. Guilbeau, Sr.
    Paul A. Guilbeau, Sr. Vice Chairman
    City-Parish Council Appointee
    Unexpired Term:
    9/16/08 – 10/30/08
    Appointed to First Term:
    10/30/08 – 10/31/12
    Reappointed to Second Term:
    10/30/12 – 10/31/16
    Reappointed to Third Term:
    11/01/16 – 10/31/20
  • John E. Hebert
    John E. Hebert Secretary/Treasurer
    Unexpired Term:
    11/05/13 – 08/6/16
    Appointed to First Term:
    08/7/16 – 08/7/20
  • Paul Segura
    Paul Segura City-Parish President Appointee
    Unexpired Term:
    11/06/07 – 07/01/08
    Appointed to First Term:
    07/01/08 – 07/03/12
    Reappointed to Second Term:
    07/03/12  –  07/03/16
    Reappointed to Third Term:
    07/04/16  –  07/04/20
  • Matt Cruse
    Matt Cruse City-Parish Council Rural Appointee
    11/05/09 – 11/04/13
    Appointed to First Term:
    11/01/13 – 10/31/17
  • Timothy Skinner
    Timothy Skinner City-Parish Council Appointee
    City-Parish Council Appointee
    Unexpired Term:
    02/06/13 – 10/31/14
    Appointed to First Term:
    11/1/14 – 10/31/18
  • Bryan Tabor
    Bryan Tabor City-Parish Council Appointee

    Appointed to First Term:
    11/01/16 – 10/31/20


The Lafayette Airport Commission staff strives to provide and ensure a safe, secure and customer friendly environment for all of the aviation needs of Acadiana, while promoting the continuous growth and development of the Lafayette Regional Airport.

  • Steven L. Picou
    Steven L. Picou Executive Director
  • Daniel Elsea
    Daniel Elsea Deputy Director

Administrative Office Staff 

Jennifer Comeaux
Assitant Property &
Accounting Administrator
Cindy McDaniel
Rene Cotton
Property Administrator
Aline Nelson
Accounting Clerk
Mary Green
Financial Officer
Reeves Russell
Security & Emergency
Plan Administrator
Giles Menard
Operations Manager
Ashley Simon
Environmental Compliance Officer
Tavin Botley
Operations Specialist
Catina Theriot
David McPherson
Operations Specialist
Kipp Swannie
Operations Specialists

Maintenance Personnel

Maintenance Supervisor
Assistant Maintenance Supervisor
Kevin LeBlanc Danny Richter
Wayne Breaux
Blaise Venable
Keith Theriot
 Stephan Comeaux

Career Opportunities

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Vision Statement

To develop and enhance the Lafayette Regional Airport to meet all the aviation needs of Acadiana.

Mission Statement

To provide and ensure a safe, secure and customer-friendly environment to all the aviation needs of Acadiana, while promoting the continuous growth and development of Lafayette Regional Airport.


  • Continue to meet standards of federal, state and local agency regulations.
  • Preserve and expand physical resources and maintenance of existing facilities and through the Capital Improvement Program.
  • Operate the Lafayette Regional Airport with businesslike practices to contain overall costs while increasing revenue.
  • Increase and enhance services to commercial, corporate and general aviation consumers.