The opening of the new $1 billion airport terminal at the Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) has been delayed to the fall. The delay was announced on Thursday in a press release by the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board. The delay will allow more time for “testing, training and implementation of key systems” as the existing terminal is replaced. It will also give local residents more time to get familiar with new access routes.
“This is one of the most significant infrastructure projects in this region’s history. The additional time is going to allow us to deliver a world-class airport and ensure a safe and seamless transition so that our passengers have the best possible experience,” said Kevin C. Dolliole, director of Aviation at MSY. This is the fourth delay of the new 35-gate terminal, which was originally set to open in early 2018. The airport was most recently set to open this May.