Flights from the downtown airport began in 1929 with Delta Air Lines. Construction for the original terminal building began in 1930, with the official opening and dedication taking place in June, 1931.
In July, 1971, the current terminal building was dedicated and opened for business.
The Downtown Airport offers two runways, Runway 14/32, measuring 5,017 feet long by 150 feet wide and Runway 5/23 measures 3,200 feet long by 75 feet wide.
More than 350 aircraft are based at DTN, which makes it the largest general aviation airport in Louisiana.
The local chapter of the EAA, Chapter 343, is based at DTN.
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The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.
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