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Alexandria International Airport (AEX)

Passenger terminal building and control tower at Alexandria International Airport (AEX) in Central Louisiana

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Where is Alexandria International Airport?

Alexandria International Airport (AEX) is located about 4 miles northwest of downtown Alexandria in Central Louisiana.

The airport serves commercial airline carriers, general aviation, air taxi, and a variety of military personnel and cargo arrivals/departures. Charter flights for the U.S. military to international destinations are routinely conducted from the airport.

AEX features one of the three air traffic control towers in Louisiana that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To reach the airport, take the Airbase 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, entering the area on Vandenburg Drive.

Onsite parking is available. Uber rideshare service is also available at the airport.

Airlines Serving Alexandria Louisiana

Commercial airline carriers serving AEX include:

  • Delta Air Lines, which connects to its hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • American Airlines with connections to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

For current flight information ... flight status at the AEX Airport website

Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines provides jet service from Alexandria International Airport to/from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
American Airlines
American Airlines provides  jet service from Alexandria International Airport to/from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)


The Terminal

The AEX terminal features the latest in safety and travel conveniences. For example, it includes four all-weather "jetways", and stations for convenient charging of travelers' phones, tablets, and other electronic devices.

Inside view of the AEX Airport terminal
Inside view of the AEX Airport passenger terminal in Alexandria, Louisiana
Welcome to AEX and Central Louisiana
England Airpark and the AEX Airport welcomes you to Central Louisiana
Lobby area at the AEX Airport terminal
Lobby area at the AEX Airport terminal in Alexandria, Louisiana
Entrance to all gates at AEX
Entrance area to all gates at the AEX Airport terminal in Alexandria, Louisiana

 

Rental Car Companies at AEX

Rental cars are available at the AEX Airport from the following companies:

 

Support for Nearby Fort Johnson

Fort Johnson (formerly Fort Polk) and the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) are located in Vernon Parish in West-Central Louisiana, about 60 miles west of the AEX Airport. Soldiers and cargo to/from Fort Johnson are routinely processed at AEX. The airport features a Fort Johnson Welcome Desk (located adjacent to the baggage claim area) to arrange transportation to the post and to provide other assistance to arriving military personnel.

Visit TripAdvisor to read hotel reviews of Alexandria, compare prices, and make reservations,

Hotels, motels and other lodging in Alexandria Louisiana

England Airpark leases approximately 400 acres of land to the Department of Defense to support the JRTC and Fort Johnson.

Hotels and Dining near the AEX Airport

Several hotels are located about a mile from AEX, at the Airbase Road exit 90 from I-49, including the Hampton Inn & Suites, La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Comfort Suites. Other lodging properties are located throughout the Alexandria-Pineville metro area.

A Cracker Barrel Store is located nearby at the I-49 exit along with several fast-food outlets. Read more about area dining options ... Alexandria Restaurant Listings and Reviews at TripAdvisor


Hotels at the Airbase Road exit from I-49, near Alexandria International Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites - at the Airbase Road exit on I-49 Hampton Inn and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana, at the Airbase Road exit on I-49

La Quinta Inn & Suites

6116 West Calhoun Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

La Quinta Inn and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana near the AEX Airport

Comfort Suites

6015 Old Boyce Rd, Alexandria, LA 71303

Comfort Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana, at 6015 Old Boyce Road, near the AEX Airport
   
Hotels Along Alexandria's South MacArthur Drive

Courtyard by Marriott

3830 Alexandria Mall Drive - near the Alexandria Mall and the South Traffic Circle

Courtyard by Marriott  in Alexandria, Louisiana at 3830 Alexandria Mall Drive

TownPlace Suites by Marriott

3810 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

TownPlace Suites by Marriott in Alexandria, Louisiana

Home2 Suites by Hilton Alexandria

3800 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

Home2 Suites by Hilton in Alexandria, Louisiana, at 3800 Alexandria Mall Drive

Fairfield Inn & Suites

2839 South MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

Fairfield Inn and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana, located at 2839 South MacArthur Drive
   
Hotels Along Alexandria's North MacArthur Drive

Four Points by Sheraton Alexandria

2301 North MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Four Points by Sheraton in Alexandria, Louisiana

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

2340 MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana

Candlewood Suites

2344 N MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Candlewood Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana

Comfort Inn

2001 North Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71303

Comfort Inn in Alexandria, Louisiana

Wyndam Garden Alexandria

2301 N MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Wyndam Garden in Alexandria, Louisiana

Avalon Hotel & Suites

2301 North MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71303

Avalon Hotel & Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana, on MacArthur Drive

Best Western of Alexandria Inn & Suites and Conference Center

2720 North MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71303

Best Western of Alexandria Inn and Suites and Conference Center
   
Hotels Downtown near the Randolph Riverfront Center

Hotel Bentley

200 Desoto Street
Phone (318) 442-2226

Hotel Bentley in Alexandria, Louisiana
Holiday Inn Alexandria Downtown - Downtown, 701 Fourth Street, adjacent to the convention center

Holiday Inn in downtown Alexandria, Louisiana

 

 

 

General Aviation

Headquartered in Houston, Million Air is an award-winning network of luxury executive FBO terminals, spanning three continents. Million offers an extensive array of services at Alexandria International Airport, serving the general aviation community as well as the U.S. military.

Million's large ramp facilitates an almost unlimited assortment of numbers and types of aircraft from helicopter operations to military deployments. During Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, AEX was the focal point for Coast Guard, Air Force, National Guard and other military and civilian operations supporting the relief efforts in southern Louisiana. The facility can simultaneously handle and park aircraft from Cessna 150s to KC-135s, B747s, C5s, C17s and the larger Antonov aircraft. Services include the following:

  • DLA Approved Aviation Fuel and Ground Services
  • Theater Room
  • Self-Service Avgas
  • Hospitality Bar
  • Reception Area
  • Pilot Lounge
  • Jet A Way Cafe
  • Conference Room
  • Flight Planning Room
  • WIFI Internet Access
  • On-site Hertz Rental Cars

Read more at the Million Air at AEX website and Million Air - AEX on Facebook

Exterior view of Million Air at the AEX Airport
Exterior view of the Million Air facility at the AEX Airport in Alexandria, Louisiana
Interior view of Million Air at the AEX Airport
Interior view of the Million Air facility at the AEX Airport in Alexandria, Louisiana

 

Interactive Map of Alexandria International Airport (AEX)



Aerial view of Alexandria International Airport (AEX)

Aerial view of Alexandria International Airport (AEX) in Central Louisiana

More About the AEX Airport

AEX Airport Terminal sign
AEX Airport Terminal sign

AEX operates two runways:

  • Runway 14/32 - 150' x 9350' grooved concrete
  • Runway 18/36 - 150' x 7000' asphalt

The airport is located at the site of the former England Air Force Base. When the base closed in 1992, Alexandria's commercial airport operations were transferred to AEX from Esler Field which is located east of Pineville.

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.

England Airpark

EAFB was officially closed by the U.S. Air Force on June 1, 1992. Since that time, the England Authority has successfully transitioned the area to England Airpark which includes, among other facilities, Alexandria International Airport (AEX).

England Airpark is a 3,000 acre award winning master-planned industrial park, commercial airport, and community that offers office, hangar, warehouse and distribution space ready for occupancy with over 1 million square feet of space.

The Airpark is located less than a mile from Interstate 49 and the Port of Alexandria on the Red River for quick and easy access to shipping routes. England Airpark also offers living options with 160 units of single-family houses and a premier senior living residence facility at England Oaks. Recreational fun is on site with championship golf at OakWing Golf Club.

Read more about England Airpark


F-84F Thunderstreak at Heritage Park at AEX
F-84F Thunderstreak at the Heritage Park at the entrance to the AEX Airport
A-10 Warthog at the AEX Airport entrance area
A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog" on display at the Heritage Park at the entrance to the AEX Airport

Scenes from the former England Air Force Base

Main Gate at England Air Force Base
Main Gate at England Air Force Base in Alexandria, Louisiana

Guarding a F-84F Thunderstreak on the apron at England Air Force Base
Newspaper clipping from the 1950s: Guarding a F-84F Thunderstreak on the apron at England Air Force Base

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