Monroe Regional Airport

'Extracted Realities' On View At MLU

Jun 8, 2021

The Monroe Regional Airport, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, and the Masur Museum of Art are are holding a public reception to accompany the current exhibition of paintings by Nicole Duet. Duet’s artwork explores the relationship and the inner narratives that unfold between liminal points of observation, perception, and experience. Her more recent work has been influenced by the limitations and rituals of daily life during quarantine.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

A small private plane, believed to occupied by only the pilot, had an emergency landing just before 3 p.m. Thursday at the Monroe Regional Airport.  According to Ron Phillips Airport Director the plane was forced to do a “belly” landing when its landing gear failed to work properly.  There are no reported injuries. 

Monroe Regional Airport Closing Runway For Repairs

Oct 28, 2019
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A Monroe Regional Airport runway has been closed. The main MLU runway has a washout along the edge which must be repaired. 

Airlines providing service to the airport will use the secondary runway. The secondary runway is shorter, causing many flights to be cancelled or rescheduled. 

Passengers have been diverted to Shreveport and Alexandria.

Airport officials have announced that they hope to have the washout repaired by Thursday.

Monroe Regional Airport Director Ron Phillips says, “It appears that the federal government shutdown is being felt in Monroe.  This morning, three (3) flights at the Monroe Regional Airport were cancelled due to the fact that TSA agents did not report to work today to man their security checkpoints.  Approximately 150-200 passengers were affected so far this morning.  As a result, the United Airlines (7:15 am) flight was changed to 8:50 am, the Delta (7:00 am) flight departed at 8:18 am, and American Airlines (5:56 am) flight was cancelled.  At this time, all later flights appear to be on s

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Greyhound is looking for a new place to house a bus terminal. The bus service currently is located on Desiard Street at Hwy 165 in Monroe.  Mayor Jamie Mayo says the City of Monroe has been working to add Greyhound bus services to the Monroe Regional Airport and become a multi-mode terminal facility.  

"We are asking for the council's help and are very excited by this," says Mayo. 

Masur's Variety Shares Art and Culture

Sep 13, 2017

Saturday September 16th, the Masur Museum of Art is hosting its Variety event at the Monroe Regional Airport from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Variety is true to its name combining art, education, and entertainment for this event.

Tropical Storm Irma Cancelling Monroe Flights

Sep 11, 2017

If you have plans on traveling through Atlanta out of Monroe Regional Airport then you might have problems the next few days. 

"Due to the weather, all the flights are cancelled throughout today," said Airport Director Ron Phillips. Flights to Atlanta are cancelled until further notice. It all depends on how fast Irma moves through Georgia.

Irma, now a Tropical Storm, is expected to bring a lot of rain and windy conditions to the Atlanta area today and overnight tonight. 

Seven airline flights to or from Houston via the Monroe Regional Airport have been cancelled.  Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport  and Houston Hobby Airport both are having flooding issues on their runways. The pooling of water on or over the runways in Houston is making it impossible for planes to takeoff or land. 

Both airports are closed until further notice.  This situation may continue for many days. 

Passengers are urged to check with airlines for the latest information. 

Chennault Shares Monroe History

Aug 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15th, the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum along with the Monroe Regional Airport are debuting a new exhibit in the Monroe Airport. This date also marks the anniversary of "The Spirit of the '45 Day", the day when peace was declared during World War 2.