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The Lake Charles Regional Airport began operation in 1961. LCH is a commercial air service and serves the air travel needs of the residents of Southwest Louisiana.

500 Airport Boulevard Suite 104
Lake Charles, LA 70607



Airports not only provide an important transportation infrastructure that facilitates the spacial movement of people and cargo; they also serve as major economic engines. The provision and use of aviation services at airports, as well as capital outlays, support a variety of economic activities that generate business revenues, jobs and income. The economic contributions of airports extend beyond their immediate vicinity, spreading throughout the entire state and beyond.

Results from a recent economic impact study of the State of Louisiana's 7 commercial and 61 general aviation airports undertaken by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development concluded that the economic impacts of the Lake Charles Regional Airport are as follows:

Source: Louisiana Airports Economic Impact Study, CDM Smith with assistance from GCR June, 2015