New Orleans Airport

Super Bowl bound? The New Orleans Airport is ready

Going to New Orleans for the Super Bowl?

Chances are you’ll be flying in and arriving at Louis Armstrong-New Orleans International Airport (MSY). And if you haven’t been there for a while, you may be surprised.  As part of a $300 million modernization project finished just in time for the big game – and all those visitors – the airport now has several new concessions, including a New Orleans Saints store, and a nice variety of local brand restaurants.

MSY Zatarains Kitchen

Look for Dooky Chase’s (Parabola Lobby), Ye Olde College Inn (Concourse D), Copeland’s Cheesecake Scoops (Concourse D), Wow Wingery (D), Copeland’s Gourmet Kitchen (C), Le Petit Bistro (B), Zatarians (B), Praline Connection (B), Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuit (Terminal), West Beignet (Parabola Lobby) and Lucky Dog – on all concourses.

The airport also has a special Super Bowl section on its website outlining some of the special treats they have in store for visitors and some advice for making your way to and through the airport before, during and after game time.

Souvenir Sunday: Saints stuff at New Orleans Airport

New Orleans Saints store at New Orleans Int’l Airport

If you’re a sports fan – or know one – then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s now a New Orleans Saints store at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

The shop is stocked with licensed merchandise, apparel and collectibles for the Super Bowl XLVII Champions and is located pre-security in the East Lobby near the entrance to Concourse B.

Souvenir Sunday: Final Four beads at New Orleans Airport

Each Sunday at is Souvenir Sunday, the day we celebrate fun and inexpensive souvenirs you can find at airports.

This week’s pick come to us – once again – from Jon Douglas, a basketball fan who was delighted to find airport greeters handing out Final Four beads to arriving passengers at Louis Armstrong -New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

Free beads are a new tradition at MSY. Each Friday since September, the airport has been hosting “Throw me something Fridays” and handing out free Mardi Gras beads to arriving passengers. You can read more about that here.

And, if you find a great souvenir at the airport that’s inexpensive ($10 or less), “of” the city or region and, ideally, a bit offbeat, please take a photo and send it along. If your souvenir is featured on, I’ll send you a special travel-related souvenir.