Long overdue, the new Lafayette Regional Airport terminal is now open and it's a beauty. The new terminal is a far cry above the old terminal. The new terminal will take Lafayette air travel to a whole new level.

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The new terminal is 120,000 square feet and is built to be easily expanded as Lafayette grows. The terminal boasts a beautiful rotunda, bar, restaurant, a stained-glass canopy representing the Acadiana flag, even a restroom for service dogs.

Ticketing Counters in the New Lafayette Regional Airport

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As you walk from the parking lot into the terminal, you will see the spaces for the airline ticket counters. Once you have checked in downstairs, you can ride the escalators upstairs to get through security and go to your gate. Once through security, gates 1-3 will be on the left, and gates 4-5 are on the right.

One of Several Escalators in the New Lafayette Regional Airport

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The new Rotunda Bar at Lafayette Regional Airport is the perfect hangout while waiting for your flight. It's modern, spacious and fresh. The beautiful new circular bar sits in between the corridor for gates 1-3 and the corridor for gates 4-5.

Rotunda Bar in the New Lafayette Regional Airport

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The massive sage glass windows allow you to view the airport from the lounge area. Another new addition at the airport is more offerings of food and beverage. Food is available both before security and once you have gone through security.

Sage Glass Rotunda Lookout in the New Lafayette Regional Airport

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The new Lafayette Regional Airport uses state-of-the-art technology which will move flyers through the terminal fast and efficiently. 194 security cameras will watch every inch of the facility.

Baggage Claim in the New Lafayette Regional Airport

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Open less than a week, there have been some hiccups, however, virtually unnoticeable to the average traveler. A staffing shortage is also an issue being addressed by airport officials.

All in all, the new Lafayette Regional Airport terminal is something to be proud of and will serve travelers for generations. The terminal is designed to be easily expanded so that it will serve the Acadiana area for decades to come.

The old Lafayette Regional Airport terminal (next door to the new terminal) will be demolished.

The First Video of the New Lafayette Regional Airport Terminal from Plane to Baggage Claim (Full Experience)

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