Big plans with a big runway: Historic airport seeks to transform itself

2021-11-29T21:46:21+00:00

An Airbus 320 being serviced at the airport is pictured Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, La. STAFF PHOTO BY LESLIE WESTBROOK LAKE CHARLES - It’s been a Cold War air base, a deserted strip used for drag races and driving lessons, and more recently a site for training flights and plane maintenance, [...]

Big plans with a big runway: Historic airport seeks to transform itself2021-11-29T21:46:21+00:00

Chennault Breaks Ground on $4 Million Air Cargo Facility

2021-06-30T14:30:19+00:00

Chennault International Airport broke ground today on a $4 million facility to enter the air cargo sector. Stakeholders with golden shovels turned the first ceremonial dirt on Thursday to build an air cargo warehouse. The new facility will be the centerpiece of Chennault’s latest effort to provide economic diversity and ultimately create new jobs at the airport, which is recognized [...]

Chennault Breaks Ground on $4 Million Air Cargo Facility2021-06-30T14:30:19+00:00

Historical Fact Sheet

2021-03-12T16:19:48+00:00

Historical Fact Sheet About Chennault International Airport Modern-day Chennault International Airport is home to an active airfield and business community in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Originally constructed as a WWII-era air base, the facility now functions as a non-commercial airport—supporting general aviation, military operations, disaster relief, education, aircraft maintenance and repair, and other aviation and non-aviation businesses. Its runway—at 2 miles [...]

Historical Fact Sheet2021-03-12T16:19:48+00:00

CHEN Fact Sheet

2021-04-08T13:21:35+00:00

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, [...]

CHEN Fact Sheet2021-04-08T13:21:35+00:00

Chennault welcomes special aircraft for refurbishment

2021-04-08T13:22:19+00:00

Chennault welcomes special aircraft for refurbishment LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Spirits are flying high at Chennault International Airport, as the U.S. Government P-3 Orion Aircraft landed as it prepares for maintenance and repair. Chennault International Airport has been a staple for Lake Charles since World War II, securing jobs and investments for the region since its rejuvenation in 1986. [...]

Chennault welcomes special aircraft for refurbishment2021-04-08T13:22:19+00:00

Chennault to be home to new National Guard readiness site

2021-04-08T13:57:09+00:00

Chennault to be home to new National Guard readiness site Chennault International Airport officials announced this week that the airport will serve as host of a new training center for the Louisiana National Guard set to be completed in 2023. Above, an artist’s rendering of the proposed training center. Chennault International Airport will be the future home to National Guard [...]

Chennault to be home to new National Guard readiness site2021-04-08T13:57:09+00:00

October 2020-Public Emergency Notice

2021-04-08T13:23:03+00:00

October 2020-Public Emergency Notice NOTICE A    RESOLUTION      DECLARING    AN    EXTREME PUBLIC EMERGENCY AS CHENNAULT INTERNATIONAL HAS RECEIVED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE FACILITY WHICH ENTAILS HANGARS, BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, PERIMETER SECURITY AND FENCING, AND UNFORESEEN PURCHASES ON AUGUST 27, 2020 AND OCTOBER 9, 2020, AS A DIRECT RESULT OF HURRICANE LAURA AND HURRICANE DELTA [...]

October 2020-Public Emergency Notice2021-04-08T13:23:03+00:00

Sunrise Interview: Kevin Melton with Chennault International Airport – Sept. 15, 2020

2021-04-08T13:23:58+00:00

Sunrise Interview: Kevin Melton with Chennault International Airport - Sept. 15, 2020 LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - We spoke with Executive Director Kevin Melton with Chennault International Airport this morning about the over $50 million in damages there and how several businesses at the airport are already up and running. Melton says that unfortunately the Fournet plane in front of [...]

Sunrise Interview: Kevin Melton with Chennault International Airport – Sept. 15, 20202021-04-08T13:23:58+00:00
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