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Alexandria Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Alexandria Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Small airport, but quiet airport with adequate security provided by the sheriffs department and by the airport itself. – a traveller

AEX Airport Overview

alexandria airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Alexandria International Airport.

What to Expect

Alexandria Airport (code: AEX) is served by a small three-level terminal with four gates. There are no shops or eateries in the terminal, though dining options are nearby. There is free WiFi and plenty of outlets for charging electronics. The airport does not host any private lounges.

Sleeping in Alexandria Airport

With limited reviews to go by, the few takeways seem to be that the terminal is quiet at night, and there is comfortable armrest-free seating on the second level near security. For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel on the airport grounds, and others nearby. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. To help us keep this guide up-to-date as the airport reopens, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Alexandria Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Alexandria Airport sounds unappealing, there are hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria LA Hotel –  » Check Rates
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Alexandria –  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Alexandria Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at this time.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Alexandria Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Food / Drink – At the time of this update it appears that there are no food and beverage options within the airport. The airport lists one “concession” on it’s website; however, no further details are available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Observation Deck –  Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: Level 3.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Unavailable.

Travel Agencies – Information unavailable.

Airport Hours

The airport opens daily at 4:00AM.


Alexandria airport is served by the following airlines: Delta Air LinesAmerican Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. See Airport Hotels above.


Uber is available from AEX Airport.


Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2021-10-24

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.