Chennault’s $4 million air cargo facility nears completion

(Courtesy Chennault International Airport)

Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles is nearing completion of a $4 million facility to service the air cargo sector, reports Air Cargo News.

Construction of the 10,000-square-foot air cargo pass-through facility began in June 2021 and is expected to be completed this summer, according to Kevin Melton, Chennault Airport executive director.

The facility is anticipated to be certified for international cargo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. As the facility is being built, ongoing discussions are planned with potential ground handling partners on related issues such as ramp handling, warehouse operations and securing unique ground equipment to service large aircraft. Read the entire story.