Transportation Resources - Jena, LA

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The Jena Airport is a general aviation airport for private planes with one lighted runway measuring 3,800 feet. The Olla Airport located 22 miles from Jena, is also a general aviation airport for private planes with one runway measuring 3,200 feet. Most of the air traffic consists of small private planes, but the airport does have the capacity to handle multi-engine planes.

England Airport in Alexandria, 50 miles away, is the only Commercial Airport in Central Louisiana. The number of people using this airport has increased 44% since 1985, allowing over $1.8 million in general site improvements in recent years. The airport is served by five commuter airlines: L’Express, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Northwest Airlink, America Eagle and Continental Express. These airlines offer many daily flights to destinations including Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, Houston, Monroe, Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport.

The Monroe Regional Airport, about 60 miles away, provides commercial flights with America Eagle (American Connection) via Dallas, ASA (Delta) via Dallas, Continental Express via Houston, Northwest Airlink via Memphis and L’Express to New Orleans, Monroe, and Shreveport. The airport has 2 runways and averages 21 flights per day.

Water Transportation Jena’s nearest shallow draft port facility is the Port of Alexandria, 35 miles away. The channel depth is 9 feet. Several central Louisiana agencies are working together to bring a viable water transportation route back to the Red River. Planners are committed to building ports on the river, which can contribute significantly to the parish’s economic potential by enhancing access to the Port of New Orleans and other ports on the Gulf Coast.

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