Airport Information

THE AIRPORT

Size
LFT covers 1,116 acres.

Year Opened
1930

Runways
3

  • 4R/22L is 8,001 feet long by 150 feet wide.
  • 11-29 is 5,401 feet long by 148 feet wide.
  • 4L/22R is 4,099 feet long by 75 feet wide.

Hours of Operation
The airport is open 24/7.
The tower is open from 5:30 am until 10:30 pm.
The terminal is open from 3:00 am until the last flight of the day.

DESTINATIONS AND AIRLINES

Lafayette has three (3) passenger airlines servicing three (3) U.S. cities.

  • American flies to Dallas and beyond.
  • Delta flies to Atlanta and beyond.
  • United flies to Houston and beyond.

At least 18 domestic flights leave LFT daily.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Recycling
In addition to providing recycling options for small consumer electronics in the business center, LFT has an aggressive recycling program for consumer waste.

Noise Study
Noise exposure is a concern for the community and LFT is committed to complying with all regulations to ensure the best possible service to Acadiana.

Operations and Construction
Materials involved in maintenance and construction are stringently evaluated to minimize impact to groundwater and adjacent wetlands. No soil leaves LFT property without rigorous inspection and approval.

COURTESY AND CONVENIENCE

Please remember to arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight to ensure adequate time to check in and clear security.

Our passengers are our first priority and we pride ourselves in the quality of our service and facilities.

Our rental car agencies are located inside the terminal building with the adjacent lot only 50 feet away.

In-terminal LED signs and public address system provide multi-lingual notices in English, Spanish and French.

Parking is close and convenient with 779 parking spaces and options for short-term, long-term, and $6/day economy.

EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION

LFT Airport Employees
25

On-Airport Employment
Over 1,500 jobs are serviced at LFT airport.

An additional 300 jobs result from construction and ongoing improvements.

Passengers
In 2014, Lafayette Regional Airport served a record-breaking 501,101 passengers.

Airport Renewal and Improvement

Recently, security and convenience improvements have been made in the following areas:
Dual jet bridge to allow boarding and deboarding from multiple planes.
Security enhancements.
Current improvements are ongoing in the following areas:
Runway safety area.
New taxiway “Mike.”
North general aviation ramp.
Ongoing terminal improvements for passenger convenience.
Enhancements are planned for:
Perimeter road improvements.
Terminal building expansion.