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Louisiana’s South Lafourche Airport Newest NASAO Business Partner

South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport recently signed on as a Business Partner with the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO).  The Louisiana airport provides air services in close proximity to Port Fourchon and the Gulf of Mexico.

“We are excited about the opportunity to join one of the most established aviation organizations in the United States and we look forward to becoming an active voice in support of NASAO’s various programs and initiatives,” said Richard Osborne, Airport Manager.

NASAO President and CEO Mark Kimberling said they’re extremely pleased to have South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport as the association’s newest business partner airport, and truly look forward to working with them on key airport issues in the year ahead and beyond. “General aviation airports have long been a natural constituency of our association – as we maintain an unwavering focus on the continued development of GA airports across the country.”

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission was established by the state of Louisiana in 1960 and exercises jurisdiction over an area of Lafourche Parish south of the Intracoastal Waterway, including Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport.

The Commission has expanded the services of the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport since acquiring it in November 2001. This general aviation airport sits on 359 acres in Galliano, Louisiana, and is surrounded by 1,200 acres of commission-owned property slated for industrial development. Its close proximity to Port Fourchon makes it a great choice for both business and recreational travel to South Louisiana. The airport is under aggressive expansion, and over $34 million in port, state, and federal funds has been spent on airport improvements over the last several years to make the airport more accessible to a variety of users from single-engine aircraft to twenty-passenger business jets.

At present, the 6,500 foot runway at GAO is capable of accommodating large business jets, and the surrounding 1,200 acres of industrial park property available for lease at the airport provide an opportunity for development. With constantly enhanced airfield capabilities and navigational aid upgrades, the South Lafourche Airport is a valuable resource for the business sector and the aviation community.

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