Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (IATA: MSY, ICAO: KMSY, FAA LID: MSY) is an international airport in Jefferson Parish,
Louisiana, United States. It is located 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of New Orleans.
The airport was originally named after daredevil aviator John Moisant, who died in an airplane crash on this land
(which was devoted to farming at the time) in 1910. The abbreviation MSY was derived from Moisant Stock Yards. MSY airport was renamed in 2001 after
Louis Armstrong, a famous jazz musician from New Orleans.
In 2012, the airport served 8,600,989 passengers.