Mike_Edwards_BTR_Airport_Headshot_Final_2.JPGMike Edwards was appointed the Director of Aviation for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) by the Metro Council in November 2018.

Mr. Edwards previously served as the BTR Interim Director of Aviation, and the BTR Airport Operations Manager before that. He has over 15 years of airport management experience, and worked at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport before coming to BTR. Edwards holds B.S. Degrees in Criminal Justice Studies and Aviation Management from the University of North Dakota, and a Masters in Homeland Security from Tulane University.

“I am honored to be appointed the Director of Aviation for the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport,” said Edwards. “I am excited to lead our experienced team, from growing our Aviation Business Park to expanding our list of nonstop flights and airline seating capacity. I look forward to the challenge of further developing BTR as an engine for economic development in our community.”  

Mike grew up in the New Orleans area and graduated from Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, LA. He and his wife, Courtney, have have two young children, Ava and Abraham.
“We thank our customers for flying BTR, and encourage those who may not to consider BTR,” said Edwards. “Our ad campaign tagline, “IT’S ABOUT TIME,” references both the value of the time saved when flying BTR and a request to always check BTR for those who may not. The average business traveler spends an additional $200 or more when driving to an alternate airport if the value of time, associated costs of driving, and more expensive parking are considered. And the most effective way to increase BTR service is to support our existing airline flights. Airlines follow passengers.”
About BTR
The Baton Rouge Metro Airport is served by the major, network airlines – American, Delta, and United – with frequent flights to some of their largest hubs that provide access to and from destinations worldwide. 
BTR is the second largest airport in Louisiana and Upper Gulf Region by passenger volume. The Airport is administered as an Enterprise Fund, generating its own revenues for operations as opposed to receiving local tax funds. BTR is a major economic engine for the Baton Rouge area, providing $1.1 billion in annual economic impact and over 4,500 direct and indirect jobs.

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