Chennault International Airport (CWF)

Chennault International Airport (CWF) is a leading hub of aerospace activity, and serves as Louisiana’s longest runway in Lake Charles. Its state-of-the-art facilities serve the needs of civilian and military aircraft from around the world.


Our mighty 2-mile-long runway in Lake Charles, LA is capable of handling every aircraft flying in the world today.

The dimensions make it a favorite for charter flights, general aviation of all kinds, military touch-and-go practice …and, on multiple occasions, Air Force One.

The runway is:

  • 10,700 feet long.
  • 200 feet wide.
  • Built with 17-inch-thick concrete.

The newly refurbished parallel taxiway has runway capabilities as well.

chennault two mile long runway in lake charles


Chennault International Airport is served by an accredited, contracted air traffic control tower. It averages more than 65 operations each day.

The tower hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week.

The airfield features:

  • ILS and GPS approaches.
  • 24/7 security and fire protection.
  • Part 139 certification.

Fixed-base Operator (FBO)

FBO services at Chennault are provided by Million Air, a premier FBO network which operates throughout the United State, Canada and the Caribbean and has been respected for its quality of service for three decades.

Million Air is open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week.

It features:

  • A 64-acre ramp.
  • DLA-approved aviation fuel and ground services.
  • Government contract fuel.
  • Flight planning and weather room.
  • Executive waiting area.
  • Conference room.
  • Coffee bar.
  • Luxury home theater.
  • $1 local plate lunches.

Call +1-337-436-4877 for after-hours requirements—or get more information at

chennault's fixed base of operations in lake charles


Chennault monitors weather conditions with such technology as:

  • The THOR Guard lightning detection and prediction system, providing automatic notification of hazardous weather conditions.
  • The Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), providing continuous, real-time information and reports on Chennault weather conditions.


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Self-Serve Fuel

Self-serve gas is now available at Chennault International Airport.

There’s plenty of access area, an extended fuel hose, and the convenience of paying with a card reader any time of day or night.

The new self-serve station, installed in 2019, allows pilots to take advantage of some of the lowest gas prices in the state—while enjoying the comforts and amenities of Million Air.