Alexandria International Airport (AEX)

Location and Facilities at Alexandria International Airport

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Alexandria International Airport (AEX) is located about 4 miles northwest of downtown Alexandria.

To reach the airport, take the Air Base Road (Highway 498) exit #90 from I-49, and drive west, about two miles to the terminal. AEX can also be reached from State Highway 28 West, and then on Highway 3054.

In October of 2011, the terminal was named the James L. Meyer Commercial Terminal in honor of the man who was a major driving force in the development, and success, of England Airpark.

AEX Airport Terminal sign
AEX Airport Terminal sign

The terminal features the latest in travel conveniences. For example, charging stations have been installed for convenient charging of travelers' phones, tablets, and devices.

AEX includes two runways: Runway 14/32 - 150' x 9350' grooved concrete, and Runway 18/36 - 150' x 7000' asphalt.

AEX is located at the site of the former England Air Force Base. When the base closed, commercial airport operations were transferred to AEX from Esler Field which is located east of Pineville.

Airlines Serving Alexandria Louisiana

Commercial airline carriers serving AEX include:

  • Delta Airlines, which connects to its hub in Atlanta (ATL)
  • American Airlines with connections to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • United Air Lines with flights to its hub at Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Rental Car Companies at AEX

Rental cars are available from Avis, National, Budget and Hertz.

Hotels and Dining near the AEX Airport

Parc England, a boutique hotel and member of the Ascend Hotel Collection, is just blocks away from the terminal. Other hotels are located about a mile from AEX, at the Airbase Drive exit 90 from I-49, including the Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria and LaQuinta Inn & Suites.

Bistro on the Bayou near Parc England provides a fine dining experience. A Cracker Barrel Store is located nearby at the I-49 exit along with several fast-food outlets.

Hampton Inn & Suites - at the Air Base Road exit on I-49 Hampton Inn and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana
Courtyard by Marriott - new in 2010, near the Alexandria Mall and the South Traffic Circle Courtyard by Marriott  in Alexandria, Louisiana

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

2340 Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana

TownPlace Suites by Marriott

3810 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

TownPlace Suites by Marriott in Alexandria, Louisiana

Home2 Suites by Hilton Alexandria

3800 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

Home2 Suites by Hilton in Alexandria, Louisiana

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

6116 West Calhoun Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Laquinta Inn and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana
Parc England Boutique Hotel - at England Airpark near AEX Airport Parc England boutique hotel in Alexandria, Louisiana

Candlewood Suites

2344 N Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Candlewood Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana

Comfort Suites

6015 Old Boyce Rd, Alexandria, LA 71303

Comfort Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana
Holiday Inn Alexandria Downtown - Downtown, 701 Fourth Street, adjacent to the convention center Holiday Inn in downtown Alexandria Louisiana

 


Interactive Map of Alexandria International Airport (AEX)



Sign for Alexandria International Airport (AEX) located at England Air Park (photo by the author)
Sign for Alexandria International Airport (AEX) located at England Air Park

Terminal building at Alexandria International Airport (AEX) (photo by the author)
Terminal building and control tower at Alexandria International Airport (AEX)

Alexandria International Airport seen from Google Earth
England AFB from Google Earth


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