Shreveport

Last Modified: September 13, 2008Airport

Downtown Municipal Airport at 1550 Airport Drive was constructed along the Red River in 1931 and was Shreveportís first airport. The first commercial airline to establish a route with a stopover at Downtown Municipal Airport was Delta Air Lines. Deltaís route originally led from Dallas to Shreveport, from Shreveport to Monroe, Louisiana, and then on to Jackson, Mississippi. After World War II when longer runways were needed to accommodate jet aircraft, Shreveportís city planners realized this could not be done within the confines of downtown Shreveport at the Municipal Airport. On July 6, 1952, Shreveport Regional Airport was opened and commercial flights were transferred from Downtown Municipal Airport to the new airport, which is located at 5103 Hollywood only four miles from Shreveportís central business district. Today the commercial air carriers are all located at Shreveport Regional Airport and Downtown Municipal Airport is used by many owners of small private airplanes.  

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Shreveport Regional Airport is a hub transfer point utilized by many airlines to fly passengers to their intended destinations. American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta and Northwest Airlines all operate out of Shreveport Regional Airport. Smaller carriers that offer service out of Shreveport Regional Airport include American Eagle Airlines, which provides service to Dallas and Fort Worth. Atlantic Southeast Airlines also provides service to Dallas and Fort Worth, plus additional flights to Atlanta. Northwest Airlink flies to Memphis and Detroit. Allegiant Air services Las Vegas and Orlando, and ASA/Comair provides service to Cincinnati. Altogether, there are over 62 daily scheduled arriving and departing flights to and from Shreveport Regional Airport that connect passengers to approximately 250 different domestic and international destinations.