Shreveport, LA Airport Information
Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV)
Approximate taxi fare: $17 USD
The award-winning Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) is located on the western edge of Shreveport. Home to 62 based aircraft; SHV is the largest airport in the Ark-La-Tex with scheduled non-stop service to seven destinations and serves nearly all major cargo airlines. It has two runways, the longest is 8,351 feet. Approximately 250,000 passengers passed through its gates in 2009.
In 1999, SHV's $30-million expansion/renovation project was unveiled. The expansion included the addition of a 66,000-square-foot terminal on the eastern side of the concourses. The new facility allowed consolidation of airlines ticket counters and rental cars into one operation and centralized the baggage claim operations. The SAA continues to fine tune the new facility and make improvements on passenger service.
Airlines serving Shreveport Regional
- American Eagle Airlines/American Connection
- Allegiant Airlines
- Continental Express Airlines
- Delta Air Lines/ASA and Northwest Airlink Airlines
Shreveport, LA Public Transportation
Shreveport-Bossier City is home to one of the oldest public transportation systems in the South, operating 125 years with only one interruption in the late 1950s. SporTran provides public transportation with a fleet of over 50 modern buses and lift vans, including an experimental hybrid bus placed in service in 2005. SporTran's 16 routes reach the vast majority of Shreveport-Bossier City's shopping, educational and medical facilities.
The majority of hotels and casinos offer complimentary airport shuttles. Larger groups can secure shuttle services through providers that accommodate groups of any size.
Six on-site rental car companies operate at Shreveport International Airport. Counters for Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are located in the southern end of the new terminal building.
Taxis and limo service is available outside the baggage claim area on the Terminal Lower Level. Fares are approximately $17.00 from the airport to Shreveport or Bossier City.