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AIR CARGO // MSY updated its concourses and terminal, -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] expanded the lobby and upgraded the Louis Armstrong New Orleans floors, ceilings, column covers and carpets. International Airport Annual revenues: $106.3 million Location: Kenner, La. Employees: 5,000 -------------------------------------------------------------- port serves 17,000 passengers daily. “It has 81 percent of all [airport travel] in Louisiana,” Ahmad states. Up to Higher Standards Both projects, Ahmad notes, were in response to local efforts to privatize the airport or move it to another location. Ultimately, “The community decided not to [do either],” Ahmad recalls. “Once those two things were gone, we were free to renovate it and start planning its future.” The renovation project, he notes, focused on bringing the existing facility to a higher standard by updating the con> LO U I S A R M S T R O N G N E W O R L E A N S I N T E R N AT I O N A L A I R P O RT World-Class Work ITS EXTENSIVE RENOVATION COMPLETED, THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NOW PLANS TO BUILD A NEW TERMINAL. courses and terminal, and expanding the lobby. “We did a lot of interior work that basically upgraded the floors, ceilings, column covers and carpets,” he says. The airport also worked on the 2-milelong access road to its terminal. As a result of two grants, one from the federal government and the other from the state, the airport was able to work with the other BY A L A N D O R I C H recently finished a renovation budgeted jurisdiction to overlay and restripe the ex- As the gateway to one of the United at more than $300 million and will soon isting road. The newly finished project has States’ most unique cities, the Louis start the construction of a new terminal. provided for excellent landscaping com- Armstrong New Orleans International Both, he notes, will ensure the airport has plete with long rows of rose bushes, arborvi- Airport (MSY) has to make sure it stays “world-class operations.” tae, oleanders and other seasonal plants. state-of-the-art. This goal has been the MSY, which is located in Kenner, La., Additionally, MSY’s contractors ex- focus of two of its most recent projects, originally opened in 1946 and took its panded 37 food, beverage and restaurant Iftikar Ahmad says. current name in 2001, in honor of the na- locations, Ahmad says. In the end, the tive-born musician’s 100th birthday. project “was done and completed by Today, the 1.2-million-square-foot air- Super Bowl 2013,” he recalls. Ahmad, the director of aviation for the New Orleans Aviation Board, says MSY 82 TLIMAGAZINE.COM FALL 2013 http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

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Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013
Panama Canal
Distribution Centers
Fleet Efficiency
GE Transportation
Lake State Railway Corp.
LT Enterprises
Boasso America
Dee King Trucking
Heritage Environmental
Flower Transfer Logistics
Ironhorse Resources
Jim Palmer Trucking
Polaris Transport
Tennant Truck Lines
Ace International Holdings Ltd.
Webtech Wireless Inc.
Downtime Fleet Management Services
Motiv Power Systems
Waste Management
Zoresco Equipment Co.
Bowhead Transport Co. LLC
Harbour Link Container Services Inc.
Harley Marine Services
Air Transat Cargo
Cutter Aviation
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
All Pro Freight Systems Inc.
Legacy Transportation Services
Last Look

Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013