Alexandria International Airport (AEX)
Location and Facilities at Alexandria International Airport
Alexandria International Airport (AEX) is located about 4 miles northwest of downtown Alexandria.
To reach the airport, take the Air Base Road (Highway 498) exit #90 from I-49, and drive west, about two miles to the terminal. AEX can also be reached from State Highway 28 West, and then on Highway 3054.
In October of 2011, the terminal was named the James L. Meyer Commercial Terminal in honor of the man who was a major driving force in the development, and success, of England Airpark.
AEX Airport Terminal sign
The terminal features the latest in travel conveniences. For example, charging stations have been installed for convenient charging of travelers' phones, tablets, and devices.
AEX includes two runways: Runway 14/32 - 150' x 9350' grooved concrete, and Runway 18/36 - 150' x 7000' asphalt.
Airlines Serving Alexandria Louisiana
Commercial airline carriers serving AEX include:
- Delta Airlines, which connects to its hub in Atlanta (ATL)
- American Airlines with connections to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
- United Air Lines with flights to its hub at Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Rental Car Companies at AEX
Rental cars are available from Avis, National, Budget and Hertz.
Hotels and Dining near the AEX Airport
Hotels are located about a mile from AEX, at the Airbase Drive exit 90 from I-49, including the Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria and LaQuinta Inn & Suites.
Bistro on the Bayou near Parc England provides a fine dining experience. A Cracker Barrel Store is located nearby at the I-49 exit along with several fast-food outlets.
|Hampton Inn & Suites - at the Air Base Road exit on I-49|
|Courtyard by Marriott - new in 2010, near the Alexandria Mall and the South Traffic Circle|
2340 Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303
3810 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
3800 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
6116 West Calhoun Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303
|Parc England Boutique Hotel - at England Airpark near AEX Airport|
2344 N Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303
6015 Old Boyce Rd, Alexandria, LA 71303
|Holiday Inn Alexandria Downtown - Downtown, 701 Fourth Street, adjacent to the convention center|
Interactive Map of Alexandria International Airport (AEX)
Sign for Alexandria International Airport (AEX) located at England Air Park
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Terminal building at Alexandria International Airport (AEX)
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