Alexandria International Airport (AEX)

Location and Facilities at Alexandria International Airport

AEX Airport Terminal sign
AEX Airport Terminal sign

For More Information about AEX

Visit the official website of 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.

The terminal features the latest in travel conveniences. For example, charging stations have been installed for convenient charging of travelers' phones, tablets, and devices.

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

AEX includes two runways: Runway 14/32 - 150' x 9350' grooved concrete, and 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.

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

Several otels 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. 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.

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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

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

6116 West Calhoun Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Laquinta Inn and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana

Comfort Suites

6015 Old Boyce Rd, Alexandria, LA 71303

Comfort Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana
   
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

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
   
Hotels Along Alexandria's North MacArthur Drive  

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
   
Hotels Downtown near the Alexandria Convention Center  

Hotel Bentley and Condos

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

Interactive Map of Alexandria International Airport (AEX)



Terminal at Alexandria International Airport
Terminal building and control tower at Alexandria International Airport (AEX)

F-84F Thunderstreak at airpark at entrance to AEX
F-84F Thunderstreak at airpark at entrance to AEX

Scenes from the former England Air Force Base

Main Gate at England Air Force Base
Main Gate at England Air Force Base

Guarding a F-84F Thunderstreak on the apron at England Air Force Base
F-84F Thunderstreak on the apron at England Air Force Base

Aerial view of England Air Force Base, now Alexandria International Airport (AEX)
Aerial view of England Air Force Base