The Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) began operation in 1961. LCH is a commercial air service and serves the air travel needs of the over 200,000 residents of Southwest Louisiana. Air service is provided by United Airlines and American Airlines. United provides service to their Houston hub which has connecting flights to virtually any place on the globe. United Airlines alone flies to more worldwide destinations than any other airline. American provides service to their Dallas/Fort Worth hub which has connecting flights worldwide.
In addition to commercial air travel, the Lake Charles Regional Airport also serves general aviation and corporate travel needs. For FBO information, contact Freeman Jet center, 337-478-7722.
LCH is also home to two helicopter operators that service the oil and gas industries in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. ERA Helicopters,LLC currently operates a large facility to perform maintenance, repair, training and painting services. LCH also serves as the operational headquarters for their parent company’s (Seacor Inc.) helicopter operation.
Lastly, the Airport is situated on nearly 2,000 acres placing it among the larger airports is Louisiana in terms of total acreage. Over 30 entities currently operate on the Airport's property .