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Natchitoches Regional Airport

The Natchitoches Regional Airport (KIER) is located at 450 Wallenberg Drive, just southwest of downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana. Natchitoches Regional Airport sits at an elevation of 121 feet, and offers two runways.  Runway 17/35 measures 5,000 x 150 feet, which is critical to landing larger corporate jets, and is lighted and paved. Runway 7/25 is 4,000 x 100 feet, and is also lighted and paved. The main ramp, fuel pumps, and terminal are midfield, east of Runway 17/35, which is the runway most commonly used.

Tiedowns are free, and hangar space may be available (please call ahead for availability). The Airport provides a full-service mechanic shop that is on call 24 hours a day. Rental cars are available through Enterprise and Hertz, as well as two courtesy cars which may be available.

The main terminal has a shower, kitchenette, wireless Internet, DSL, and a pilot lounge with computerized weather. 100LL and Jet fuel are available from automated fuel pumps 24 hours a day, with full service or assisted service fueling by an on-site attendant during daylight hours.  The airport has a 2,200 gallon Jet-A fuel truck which can fuel aircraft quickly and conveniently, single point, or over the wing. The terminal is staffed dawn to dusk, with 24-hour call out.

The Airport Manager is Larry Cooper. Please call (318) 352-0994 for more information. After hours, or in emergencies, please phone (318) 471-2106 or (318) 471-1456.

The Natchitoches Airport Commission meets at the airport on the third Monday of each month at 5 p.m.  The Commission operates in an advisory capacity and reviews the Airport Operational Manual, all airport projects, and FAA and DOTD requirements. The Airport Manager and Director advise the Commission regarding airport projects and operations. 

Notice to the public


February 2024

The City of Natchitoches, LA, and Natchitoches Regional Airport:

The City of Natchitoches, LA as sponsor for the Natchitoches Regional Airport hereby announces a proposed overall DBE goal for its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The proposed overall goal for FAA-AIP funded projects in FY 2022 through FY 2024 is 6.99%.

Project specific information is located below:

Fiscal Year 2022: N/A

  • Seal Runway Pavement Surface/Pavement Joints Seal Taxiway Pavement & Surface/Pavement Joints Seal Apron Pavement – (Less than $250K – No DBE Goal Required)

Fiscal Year 2023: 9.37%

  • Runway 17-35, Taxiways, and Apron Rehabilitation

Fiscal Year 2024: 3.20%

  • •Fuel Facility Improvements: 3.66%
    •Hangar Door Replacement: 1.76%

Please note prior year projects are complete or in progress. The airport is amending its previously approved DBE goal to add a fiscal year 2024 project.

The City and Airport will receive and consider public comments on the proposed goal until 9 AM Central Standard Time on February 26th, 2024. Please email these comments to

Furthermore, a teleconference will be held on February 26th, 2024, from 9 AM to 9:30AM Central Standard Time for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal setting process. If you would like to comment on the proposed DBE goal, please dial into the teleconference at (415) 464-6800 with conference code 2180581# or email


Commission Members

Mr. Stanley Salter

114 Williams Avenue
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(318) 352-6446

Ms. Janice Bolton

1009 Parkway Drive
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Mr. Gil Gilson 

Capital Outlay and Special Projects Director
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Mr. James Maxey

143 Shamard Drive
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(318) 357-1438

Edd Lee

Airport Director

Larry Cooper

Airport Manager

Mr. Jack McCain

106 South Drive
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(318) 352-8368

Mr. Clifford Rice

515 Fairgrounds Road, #44
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(318) 527-1156

Mr. Sam Parker

280 Kayla Drive
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(318) 352-5029

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