Million Air Puts Out Welcome Mat For New Business - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Million Air Puts Out Welcome Mat For New Business

June 29, 2007
Reported By: Lee Peck

Lake Charles' newest corporate and private aviation terminal is now open for business. With a name like "Million Air," those flying in can expect top notch service.

"If you don't have the type of facility that we have here, then when someone is flying in to say the casino... They're not looking to go somewhere and land and get in a car. They want to go somewhere where they feel special, where there is an ambiance, where they feel like they've arrived. And that's exactly what Million Air has built here," said Million Air CEO Roger Woolsey.

Built at Chenault International Airport, the $1.4-million air terminal provides more than 20 jobs to help service up to 150 planes a day. Its goal is to not only give a warm welcome, but lure new business to stay in Southwest Louisiana.

"For every business plane that comes in here is the opportunity for another corporation to come to Lake Charles. By just putting this building on the plate for them -- the opportunity is unlimited," said General Manager Robert Carman. 

Inside the 7,000 square foot terminal, no expense was spared. Designed to make the wait more comfortable, the upscale terminal offers plush seating for its guests with plasma TV's on nearly every wall. The terminal also includes a state of the art movie theatre... talk about a good first impression.

"It's beautiful, it's open, it's welcoming. It's just what the city needs," said Moss Bluff resident Sharon Doucet.  

It also offers convenience to military pilots, who fly in daily on training exercises. "It gives us an opportunity to brief and debrief in the buildings that are here. Basically, get us in and out quicker and that's what we're looking for. We're coming in here for a stop, grab our fuel quickly. re-brief and debrief and whatever else we need to do before we start our operations again," said Lt. Commander John Johnson.  

The celebration also honored longtime Chenault International Executive Director George Heard, who retired. Today Chenault welcomed in Rob Pruitt as their new executive director.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Garth Brooks world tour stops in Lafayette

    Garth Brooks world tour stops in Lafayette

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:04:05 GMT

    Country music star Garth Brooks continues his three-year world tour with his wife Trisha Yearwood tonight in Lafayette, the first of five shows in the city. 

    More >>

    Country music star Garth Brooks continues his three-year world tour with his wife Trisha Yearwood tonight in Lafayette, the first of five shows in the city. 

    More >>
  • Cawthorne murder trial abruptly recesses until Monday

    Cawthorne murder trial abruptly recesses until Monday

    Friday, June 23 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-06-24 01:50:56 GMT

    The trial of Roderick Cawthorne Junior was abruptly recessed in the afternoon. That’s after the defense objected to a DNA expert for the state, who was to testify long distance via Skype. Cawthorne is charged with second degree murder and obstruction of justice in the death of Charles Raymond Talen Senior. Talen was found dead in his Lake Arthur home February 21, 2015.  As in all such cases, an attempt was made to find evidence to be tested to determine who may ha...

    More >>

    The trial of Roderick Cawthorne Junior was abruptly recessed in the afternoon. That’s after the defense objected to a DNA expert for the state, who was to testify long distance via Skype. Cawthorne is charged with second degree murder and obstruction of justice in the death of Charles Raymond Talen Senior. Talen was found dead in his Lake Arthur home February 21, 2015.  As in all such cases, an attempt was made to find evidence to be tested to determine who may ha...

    More >>
  • Fighting fire ants a battle in Southwest Louisiana

    Fighting fire ants a battle in Southwest Louisiana

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:12:52 GMT
    Source: PBSSource: PBS

    It's a war all too many of us have fought and likely lost at one point or another - dealing with fire ants. Jimmy Meaux, extension agent for the LSU Ag Center in Lake Charles, said fighting fire ants is a non-stop battle. "These big mounds you see are constantly moving," Meaux said. "They're here to stay in Southwest Louisiana." Meaux said one of the most effective ways to kill fire ants is with insecticide and bait. But if a neighborhood collectively has a...

    More >>

    It's a war all too many of us have fought and likely lost at one point or another - dealing with fire ants. Jimmy Meaux, extension agent for the LSU Ag Center in Lake Charles, said fighting fire ants is a non-stop battle. "These big mounds you see are constantly moving," Meaux said. "They're here to stay in Southwest Louisiana." Meaux said one of the most effective ways to kill fire ants is with insecticide and bait. But if a neighborhood collectively has a...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly