New Orleans eyes new $650 million airport terminal |

More than $300 million in renovations and upgrades
to the current terminal — including improvements to
baggage claim and a new ticket lobby — will not go to waste.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city plans a new $650 million terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in suburban Kenner. Backers say the project will create 13,000 new jobs while increasing convenience for passengers and providing a more modern, cost-efficient facility to lower costs for airlines.

The terminal would be on the north side of the existing terminal structure, which is more than 50 years old...

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