LFT Regional Airport 2021 Annual Report
This is part of a series that reviews the year 2020 at Lafayette Regional Airport.
Newsworthy Notes
In addition to the impact of the New LFT Terminal construction and COVID-19, there were other newsworthy items in 2020.
2020 Top Destinations
2020 Load Factors
COVID-19 had an effect on load factors (the number of passengers verses the total number of seats) in 2020. They have historically been in the 80%+ range.
2020 Cargo Stats
Fly Lafayette Club
The Fly Lafayette Club™ has surpassed 11,000 members since it was reintroduced in 2014. Members can swipe their cards at either kiosk located in the secure area after TSA screening while waiting to board their plane. The electronic registrations are entered into a monthly drawing where Fly Lafayette Club members can win great prizes from local businesses listed below.
Fly Lafayette Club Sponsors
FLC sponsors support this free-to-join passenger-centered travel rewards program by providing monthly prizes awarded to FLC members who have flown during the previous month and whose names were chosen through a computer-generated random drawing. To learn about becoming a sponsor, call us directly at 337-233-6473 and ask for Melissa O’Neal or email melissa@sides.com.
Fly Lafayette Club
To join the Fly Lafayette Club™,  fill out an application online at flc.lftairport.com. You’ll receive your membership card in the mail within a few weeks. Members simply swipe their member card or driver’s license at an in-terminal kiosk every time they Fly Lafayette for a chance to win prizes from local businesses.
Executive Director Steven Picou
LFT Executive Director Steven Picou has been on the job since February 2015. Under his leadership, the airport has made significant improvements to the airport, including design and construction of the NEW LFT Terminal building and its supporting infrastructure. The terminal construction is on time and in budget to open in the fall of 2021.
2020 LFT Airport Commission
Lafayette Regional Airport Commissioners represent all areas of Lafayette Parish. The city-parish council, mayor-president and area mayors appoint the commission. The seven-member volunteer commission performs strategic and marketing-related oversight. Commissioners work with airport staff to oversee management, operations and business development with potential vendors. Additionally, commissioners act as ambassadors for the airport through their interaction with community and government leaders.
LFT Airport Staff
The airport staff provides and ensures a safe, secure and customer friendly environment for all of the aviation needs of Acadiana, while promoting the continuous growth and development of Lafayette Regional Airport.
Steven L. Picou, A.A.E., A.C.E., Executive Director

Todd Broussard, Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

Jennifer Comeaux, Assistant Property & Accounting Administrator

Rene Cotton, Property Administrator & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO)

Justin Cumbo, C.M., Operations Specialist

Mary Green, Financial Comptroller

Cindy McDaniel, Receptionist
Giles Menard, C.M., A.C.E., Operations Manager

Aline Nelson, Accounting Clerk

John M. Raedle, A.C.E., Airport Security Coordinator

Ashley Simon, P.E., Environmental Compliance Officer

Nicholas Sinanan, Operations Specialist

Catina Theriot, Secretary/Records

Mark Thibodeaux, Facilities Manager

Ebinesh Vaddi A.C.E., Operations Specialist
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