New Orleans Airport (MSY)
Flights from Australia to New Orleans will disembark at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is located 19 kilometres west of downtown in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The airport's address is 900 Airline Drive in Kenner, Louisiana. At an average of 1.4 metres above sea level, the airport is the 2nd lowest-lying international airport in the world, behind only Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Book your New Orleans Airport accommodation.
Getting to New Orleans
There are many airlines that offer flights to New Orleans from Australia. Flights from Sydney with a stopover in San Francisco or Los Angeles take just over 19 hours. Flights from Brisbane with one stopover take 20 hours and 50 minutes, while flights from Melbourne with one stopover are marginally quicker at 20 hours 30 minutes. Flights from Perth with two stopovers in Sydney and Dallas take 25 hours 25 minutes.
Airlines that fly to New Orleans
For more information on New Orleans holidays check out our New Orleans travel guide.
In Southern Louisiana, in the Mississippi River Delta, is the heady, sprawling blend of French and African-American histories, music and food that is New Orleans. The cool jazz and hot Creole spills into the humid air and a stroll down Bourbon Street lets you live the local motto about rolling good times.
New Orleans has the oldest continuously-operating streetcar in the world and is a great way to see some of this popular city. Famous for its festivals, particularly Mardi Gras, New Orleans Jazz Fest, and Voodoo Fest, there's always something going on and a stranger willing to talk to you.
Here's a quick guide to New Orleans' districts:
- French Quarter – the oldest, and most-visited, hub of the city with bars, restaurants, antiques and a charm all its own
- Central Business District – includes high-rise hotels, restaurants and many museums
- Downriver – includes the authentic music district of Frenchmen Street and the areas still struggling post-Katrina, though there are still attractions here
- Uptown – the St. Charles Avenue streetcar runs through here and the beautiful old architecture is worth a visit itself, then you can lose yourself in blocks of art galleries, designer studios and clothing stores