South Lafourche Airport Debuts New Logo, Brand
(GALLIANO, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has launched a new logo and brand identity for its South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr. Airport, complete with a new entryway sign visible from Highway 308 at the front of Airport Road in Galliano.
The new logo and branding are designed to give greater prominence to the Port Commission’s airport, which is the fastest-growing airport in the state of Louisiana, and its surrounding industrial park.
“We really wanted to highlight the growth taking place at the airport by coming up with a logo and a brand identity which clearly belongs in the Port Fourchon family but stands on its own. The South Lafourche Airport is a critical link in the transportation chain for Port Fourchon and beyond, and we feel that the new logo shows that very well,” said Chett Chiasson, Executive Director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.
The airport logo, created by the W. L. Gaiennie Company, prominently features the South Lafourche Airport’s identifier code, GAO, as well as a stylized arrow streaking above it through blocks in original port logo colors. The Port Fourchon logo is at the start of the new airport logo, representing the airport’s beginnings under GLPC as a service point for port users.
“The logo was designed to give you a definite sense that this airport is taking off and is able to serve as an extension of Port Fourchon into the aviation business, supporting our tenants across the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico,” added Joe Wheeler, Airport Manager.
Since GLPC acquired the South Lafourche Airport in 2001, flight operations have increased from 550 in 2001 to 23,879 in 2014. They are set to double once Chevron’s $30 million Gulf of Mexico Aviation Logistics Center is completely operational by 2016.
The GAO airport complex also includes a 1,200 acre industrial park, which is the site of several airport upgrades in the works including a new terminal building, hangars, runway strengthening, and a connector road linking the airport and industrial park to LA 3235, enhancing its connection to Port Fourchon and continuing to improve intermodal transportation and commerce in the region.
“The Port Commission takes its mission to foster economic development for the good of the community very seriously, and the incredible growth at the South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr., Airport is a great example of that commitment to our mission. We hope that people in the community and in the industry see this new logo as a symbol of that growth and possibility,” said Port Commission President Perry Gisclair.
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, a political subdivision of the state of Louisiana, facilitates the economic growth of the communities in which it operates by maximizing the flow of trade and commerce. We do this to grow our economy and preserve our environment and heritage. The Port Commission exercises jurisdiction over the Tenth Ward of Lafourche Parish, south of the Intracoastal Waterway, including Port Fourchon and South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport.