Chennault International Airport - Lake Charles, LA

CHEN Fact Sheet

Chennault International Airport is a leading hub of aerospace activity strategically located in the south central U.S. in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The airport serves general aviation civilian and military aircraft with an FAA contract tower and a first-class FBO—Million Air—providing fuel and terminal service. Chennault Park is home to such corporate tenants as Northrop Grumman, Citadel Completions, Landlocked Aviation Services and Louisiana Millwork in the aerospace and manufacturing industries.

Chennault Fast Facts

  • Two-mile-long runway (10,701 feet x 200 feet) with 17-inch-thick concrete, capable of handling the largest aircraft in the world
  • FAA contract air traffic control tower
  • ILS and GPS approaches
  • Part 139 certification
  • Uncongested airspace; minimal to no ground delays
  • FBO terminal service and fuel (including government contract fuel); general aviation aircraft maintenance
  • 24/7 security and fire protection
  • 800+ acres of land available for immediate development, including several state-certified development-ready sites, and 60 acres of useable concrete
  • $61 million+ in capital improvement projects over the last 5 years
  • A diverse economic base with major tenants engaged in aerospace, manufacturing
  • 1.5 million square feet of building/hangar space in use
  • Some 1,500 employees work across the airport, with an $80 million annual payroll
  • $300 million in economic impact annually

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