New Orleans International Airport Announces Expansion Plans
NEW ORLEANS (KPEL) -- Airport authorities released details and conceptual drawings of a planned expansion to Louis Armstrong International Ariport in New Orleans.
According to WDSU, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the north terminal will encompass some 650-thousand-square-feet and "will feature two concourses with 30 gates, a consolidated checkpoint, connections between concourses, and 2,000 parking garage spaces."
The project is estimated to cost $826 million and includes plans for a $72 million power plant, $87 million for a flyover addition from I-10 to improve access, and $17 million for an on-site hotel, WDSU reported.
Nola.com | The Times-Picayune reported the New Orleans City Council set aside $23.7 million in 2014 budget toward the new terminal; however, the newspaper reported the design and construction would be paid for by the airport's borrowing against its own revenue for the next four years.