Community chooses ‘Journey’ for airport

The colored-glass design was also the choice of IND readers in our own survey.

"Journey" was the popular choice.

The Lafayette Airport Commission Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of the proposed “Journey” design for the planned $90 million Lafayette Regional Airport terminal, according to The Advertiser, which reports the commission’s vote followed a presentation reporting that the public also preferred the “Journey” design. It was one of two proposed designs for the terminal, a third of which is being funded by a temporary tax levied in Lafayette Parish last year that raised roughly $32 million.

Citing public relations firm Sides & Associates, which conducted the public survey of design choices in which more than 5,100 people participated, “Journey” rated 4.18 on a five-point scale; its competitor, the “Spirit” design, rated 3.22. In a survey conducted two weeks ago at, IND readers also chose “Journey” by a roughly two-to-one margin.

Read more about the design and other plans for the airport at The Advertiser.