At least 30 people shelter at MSY, hundreds of flights cancelled


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — All flights in and out of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport are cancelled and more than two dozen people are sheltering at the airport.

Although the airport is not set up to be a public shelter, nearly 30 people that were still in the terminal are now sheltering in the level one baggage claim area.

In all, 226 flights were cancelled on Sunday and 40 flights were cancelled on Saturday. Additionally, 173 flights are cancelled on Monday.

An Aviation Board spokesperson said, “facilities, and will address any damage throughout the hurricane event so that airlines can resume flights once it is safe to do so.”

The spokesperson said, “Staff will continue to monitor the status of those individuals to ensure their safety while in the facility.”

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Weather Video

Fall is on the way with weather to match

Warm and muggy to start the week but changes on the way

Rain chances Monday, Tuesday, front Wednesday

Cold front in the 7 day forecast!

Friday night forecast brings more rain chances

We wrap up our Friday with more rain headed our way!

Interactive Radar


Latest News

More News