Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) – North Terminal

Kenner, Louisiana

Conceived as a major economic driver for New Orleans post-Katrina, the new North Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) has been called “the most transformative project for New Orleans since the Superdome” by Mayor Landrieu. The 972,000 SF terminal replaces an outdated, inefficient terminal with a state-of-the-art 35-gate (expandable to 42 gates) international gateway serving five million passengers a year. Convenient access, intuitive wayfinding, spacious departure and arrival halls and increased international capacity position the airport and the city for economic growth.

Design for the terminal was developed and completed by the Crescent City Aviation Team (CCAT), a joint venture (JV) of LEO A DALY and Atkins, based on an initial concept by Pelli Clarke Pelli. Additional design services were provided by estudio Architecture. CCAT led the design of the airport terminal, its three concourses, concession program, two parking garages, outdoor parking lot, airside aprons, and landside roadway systems. The project was built by a joint venture of Hunt-Gibbs-Boh-Metro. WSP served as the Program Manager. 


New Orleans Aviation Board

At a glance

972,000 SF

35 Group III Contact Gates

Expansion to 42 Gates

2,000-space Parking Garage

Ticketing Offices and Hall

Retail Concessions

In-line Baggage Handling System

FIS and Swing Gates for International Traffic

Consolidated Security Checkpoint


I-10 Interstate Highway Connection

Hotel Development Site


Master Planning

Concept Design

Schematic Design

Architectural Design

Construction Administration