Located on the northern side of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish Airport (KOPL) / Ahart Field is one of the most accessible airports in southwest Louisiana. Our goal is to offer the aviation community a clean, relaxing, and positive experience when using any of our services. KOPL serves a diverse group of users, including general aviation, corporate aviation, medical evacuation, emergency operations, business-oriented operations, military operations, and training operations. KOPL also offers hangar rentals, long term leases to build private hangars, and A&P mechanic service. KOPL is clean and safe with a large well lit and ventilated waiting area.

Sitting on approximately 500 acres, the airport features two runways, an East - West 4500 ft. runway designated as 6-24 and a main North - South 6000 ft runway designated as 18-36. The main runway is equipped with lighting for marginal weather and night operations and has four "instrument only" approaches used to safely land during inclement weather conditions. The airport has over thirty based aircraft, two additional hangars and houses two independent businesses.


  • free wireless internet
  • free aircraft parking
  • pilots lounge
  • business center
  • coffee lounge
  • snack bar



We host two fly-ins each year. These are events for the entire family featuring plane rides, activities for the young ones and yes - some of the best food you will have had in a long time.

March: Bar-B-Q Fly
November: Gumbo Fly-in

The Airport is also a wonderful destination for educational fieldtrips. Contact Shelly Cummings to plan your next outing. 337.407.1551

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Don’t be surprised to get an invitation for a hearty meal when you land as our community gathers at the airport to enjoy barbecues and good Cajun and Creole cooking. If we’re not doing something you think we should, tell us. We’ll be glad to take the necessary steps to correct any issues within our resources.



St. Landry Parish AP, Opelousas, LA hereby announces its FY 2016-2018 Triennial DBE Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects as indicated below:

FY1612.6% DBE Goal 

​               Project 1: Joint Sealing & RW Markings-RW 18-36 

​               Project 2:  P.C. Concrete Pavement Repairs-RW 18-36

FY17Project Undetermined

FY18Project Undetermined

Overall Three-Year DBE Goal FY16-FY18: 12.6%



299 Hanger Road
City State Zip: 
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

Airport Manager: Lloyd Ardoin
Finance Assistant: Shelly Cummings