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

New Orleans, 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. As part of a joint venture with Atkins, and in association with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, LEO A DALY is working with the New Orleans Aviation Board to develop the long-term program, with a design based on the brownfield expansion north of the existing airport. Site development schemes consist of an approximate 650,000-SF facility of 30 Group III contact gates, that will ultimately be expanded to 42 gates. The design includes the following major components: a 2,000-space parking garage; I-10 Interstate highway connection; hotel development site; aircraft apron; FIS and swing gates for international traffic; in-line baggage handling system; retail development; consolidated security screening checkpoint; inbound and outbound baggage; airline ticket offices; and ticketing hall.


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

At a glance

650,000 SF

30 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