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Chennault International Airshow Helps Fund STEM Programs in SWLA Schools

2019-04-16T21:12:05+00:00

We all know about the excitement and power of the Airshow, but you may not know about its educational side. The money the airshow makes goes to support STEM education--a national movement to get schoolkids interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Click here to view the video on KPLCTV.com

Chennault International Airshow Helps Fund STEM Programs in SWLA Schools2019-04-16T21:12:05+00:00

Growing Momentum

2019-04-16T21:11:39+00:00

view the Lagniappe article as a .pdf New Tenant, New Land And A Newly Renovated Runway By Emily Fontenot East of Lake Charles, just off the Interstate 210 loop, lies one of the more impressive sights in Southwest Louisiana: the towering hangars at Chennault International Airport, home to some of the world’s leading companies in aerospace and commercial services, such [...]

Growing Momentum2019-04-16T21:11:39+00:00

Flight Lines – March 2019

2019-04-16T20:42:09+00:00

view the Flight Lines newsletter Becoming a Hub of Aerospace, Commerce Chennault International Airport had a busy 2018. We secured a major new tenant, acquired Mallard Cove Golf Course, and reopened our newly renovated runway, to name a few milestones. This year is proving to be equally as challenging and exciting. We're gearing up now for some big events [...]

Flight Lines – March 20192019-04-16T20:42:09+00:00

Up, Up and Away: First Hot Air Balloon Festival coming to SWLA

2019-04-16T20:28:25+00:00

BY JACK VANCHIERE NEWS@AMERICANPRESS.COM The first Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival is set for this spring. This two-day event will be held at the Chennault International Airport.   The first Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Festival is set for 3-11 p.m. July 19-20 at Chennault International Airport, 3650 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Along with hot air balloons, [...]

Up, Up and Away: First Hot Air Balloon Festival coming to SWLA2019-04-16T20:28:25+00:00

Gov. Edwards Dedicates Chennault International Airport Expansion

2018-12-04T22:19:16+00:00

September 25, 2018 Gov. Edwards Dedicates Chennault International Airport Expansion More than $18 million in runway, lighting, taxiway improvements herald new era for Lake Charles industrial airport BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined airport and community officials in dedicating more than $18 million in runway, taxiway and lighting improvements at Chennault International Airport, a premier industrial airport [...]

Gov. Edwards Dedicates Chennault International Airport Expansion2018-12-04T22:19:16+00:00

Mitch O’Neal Named Chennault’s Director of Operations

2018-12-04T21:41:26+00:00

September 21, 2018 LAKE CHARLES, La. — Mitchel D. “Mitch” O’Neal has been named director of operations at Chennault International Airport. O’Neal is a nine-year member of the Chennault team, having served as an AAAE- certified operations specialist and air field superintendent. He previously was the foreign object debris and tool control manager for Northrop Grumman, helping to achieve zero-defect [...]

Mitch O’Neal Named Chennault’s Director of Operations2018-12-04T21:41:26+00:00

Chennault Main Runway Reopens After Major Repairs

2018-10-18T19:57:25+00:00

August 16, 2018 LAKE CHARLES, La. — Chennault International Airport reopened its 2-mile-long main runway today after four months of major repairs and upgrades. Chennault staff walked the length of the runway side-by-side this morning checking for unwanted debris as a final safety measure before welcoming planes on what is the longest runway between Houston and Cape Canaveral, Fla. Constructed [...]

Chennault Main Runway Reopens After Major Repairs2018-10-18T19:57:25+00:00

Tad Martin appointed to CIAA board

2018-10-18T20:00:59+00:00

August 14, 2018 Kenneth B. “Tad” Martin was appointed to the Board of Commissioners of Chennault International Airport Authority, the governing body for Chennault International Airport. “I believe that Chennault International Airport is a driving force for the continued diversified economic growth of Southwest Louisiana,” Martin said, “and I am excited for the opportunity to contribute to that growth.” Martin [...]

Tad Martin appointed to CIAA board2018-10-18T20:00:59+00:00

Andrea LaFleur Promoted to Chennault Director of Executive and Airport Affairs

2018-10-18T20:08:46+00:00

July 9, 2018 LAKE CHARLES — Andrea LaFleur has been promoted to Director of Executive and Airport Affairs at Chennault International Airport Authority. LaFleur has worked under five administrations at Chennault after starting at the airport 24 years ago as a receptionist.  From there she rose through the ranks to become executive assistant, a position she held for the last 10 [...]

Andrea LaFleur Promoted to Chennault Director of Executive and Airport Affairs2018-10-18T20:08:46+00:00

Chennault Dedicates Boardroom to former Mayor Ed Watson

2018-10-18T20:10:31+00:00

June 13, 2018 Chennault International Airport recently dedicated its boardroom to the former Lake Charles Mayor Ed Watson, a man whose advocacy was instrumental to the creation of modern-day Chennault. During his four years in office from 1985-1989, Watson successfully campaigned for the former Air Force base to reopen as an industrial airpark, making his case before both Congress and [...]

Chennault Dedicates Boardroom to former Mayor Ed Watson2018-10-18T20:10:31+00:00