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Private jet charter from Michigan to Louisiana

Louisiana has given us everything from fried turkey and Tabasco sauce to chat-show superstar Ellen deGeneres. If you’re planning a trip to the Bayou state, read on for everything you need to know about chartering a private jet from Michigan to Louisiana.

Top private jet airports in Michigan

  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne CountyAirport, often referred to as Detroit Metro Airport, is one of largest airline hubs in the country and Michigan’s busiest airport.
  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport is located 13 miles southeast of Grand Rapids in Cascade Township. Opened originally as Kent County Airport, it was renamed after the 38th President in 1999.
  • Three miles northwest of downtown Lansing in DeWitt Township is the Capital Region International Airport. Though the airport services many neighboring areas, it isn’t as busy as it once was and can be an ideal choice for those who want to avoid crowds.
  • Cherry Capital Airport is located a short two-mile drive outside of Traverse City in Grand Traverse County, which also happens to be the country’s largest producer of tart cherries.
  • Willow Run Airport near Yspilanti is a great option if you want to skip the crowds at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, plus you can catch the display of vintage aircraft at the Yankee Air Museum while there.

Top private jet airports in Louisiana

Crescent City Connection Bridge at dusk, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Crescent City Connection Bridge at dusk, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located in Jefferson Parish, 11 miles from New Orleans. The airport goes by many names but won’t be hard to find, as it street address is 900 Airline Drive.
  • A four-mile drive from downtown Alexandria lies the Alexandria International Airport. Formerly England Air Force Base, a front-line base during WWII, its proud role in US military history is honored with a display of vintage fighters at Flying Tiger Heritage Park.
  • Baton Rouge Metropolitan Ryan Field Airport is a convenient four-mile drive from Baton Rouge, or “Red Stick” if you’re in with the locals. Originally Harding Army Air Field, the airport served as a maintenance base for the United States Army Air Forces.
  • Lafayette Regional Airport is situated on Highway 90, just two miles from Lafayette. Landing here means arriving in the heart of Cajun country and it’s worth staying long enough to find out why it’s called “The Happiest City in America”.
  • Shreveport Regional Airport is located a convenient four miles southwest of the central business district of Shreveport, one of three cities (along with New Orleans and Baton Rouge) that’s earned Louisiana the nickname “Hollywood South”. Celebrity spotting comes as standard.

How long is the flight from Michigan to Louisiana?

You’ll have two to three hours in the air depending on your route and the type of aircraft you charter. Here are some examples of Michigan-to-Louisiana journey times:

  • The flight in from Cherry Capital Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in the light Hawker Beechcraft 400 takes about two-and-a-half hours for a party of up to seven.
  • The sleek, mid-size Embraer Legacy 500 can get you from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Alexandria International Airport in just under two-and-a-half hours. Its luxurious interior seats nine.
  • Traveling from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Shreveport Regional Airport? Charter the Bombardier Global XRS 6000 for a flawless travel experience for up to 19 discerning passengers.

Top events in Louisiana

A photo of horse-drawn carriages at sunset in New Orleans with St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square in the background.
A photo of horse-drawn carriages at sunset in New Orleans with St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square in the background.

Louisiana’s cultural melting pot of French, Haitian, Spanish, Native American and African influences has resulted in some of the greatest food on the planet. Forget about your diet and get your teeth into deep-fried beignets topped with powdered sugar, po’boys (submarine-type sandwiches, only better), gumbo (Louisiana’s official dish) and jambalaya, a spicy Creole version of Spanish paella. Wash it down with local ales Abt or Quadrupel, but be warned: Louisianans like their whiskey smooth and their beer super strong!

New Orleans’ Mardi Gras is an epic festival, letting the good times roll from Three King’s Day right up until the day before Ash Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of bead-draped visitors take part in what has been described as “the biggest free party on Earth”. The city’s French Quarter is the home and the heart of Afro-Creole culture. For music, dancing and jambalaya, Bourbon Street is where you’ll find the crowds, but if you want to hang with the locals, set your GPS for Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Maurigny neighborhood, which is loud and lively every night of the week. A word to the wise: the city that loves to party also invented the cocktail and its signature Sazerac blend of cognac, absinthe, bitters and sugar packs a mighty kick.

The “Big Easy” celebrates Independence Day with dueling barges letting off fireworks on the Mississippi River. Visitors to Go 4th on the River can also enjoy free music concerts on the New Orleans Riverfront.

Louisiana wasn’t named after Louis Armstrong, but it may as well have been. “Pops” was one of New Orleans’s famous sons and the jazz legend is properly honored every August with the Satchmo Summerfest. Jazz sets the tone for a long weekend that includes food and parades (this is Louisiana, after all) and culminates in the Louis Armstrong Birthday Party. What a wonderful world…

How much does it cost to charter a plane from Michigan to Louisiana?

Quotes vary depending on the type of aircraft you charter and the route you take. Find out more in this blog post about how much it costs to hire a private plane. Then speak to our team online or call us on +1 516 432 5901 to get your journey tailor-made to suit your preferences and your pocket. Once you’ve had your questions answered, a dedicated account manager will be assigned to you who will take care of everything, leaving you to sit back and head westwards.



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