Business View Magazine | May 2021

117 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2021 Lafayette Re L ocated in the beating heart of Lafayette, Louisiana –“the Hub City”– Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) offers flights to major domestic destinations with connecting service points around the globe. The main clientele at the airport are business individuals from outlying areas or bedroom communities, who come into the Heart of Acadiana to shop and do business. LEADERSHIP THAT WORKS LFT is operated by the Lafayette Airport Commission (LAC) which is composed of seven volunteer members which approve funding and large projects. “We service all of the southwest region and most of central Louisiana,” reports Steven L. Picou, Executive Director of Lafayette Regional Airport, “Our closest airport competitor is Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, and second closest is New Orleans International.” With such tough local competition, Lafayette Regional Airport has had to punch above its weight class to keep traffic coming through its terminal. “We