Louisiana

New Orleans starts building its 'airport of the future'

New Orleans has signed off an a long-overdue New Years' present to itself: Construction will start next month on an $800-million replacement for the 60-year-old main terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Under the contract just signed, the terminal is to be ready to open Oct. 1, 2018, in advance of the city's tri-centennial celebrations, and to put a focus on the city's efforts to come back from the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina ten years ago. The new terminal, which...

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