Altitudes Newsletter April 2023

BTR has monumental news. Beginning June 1, Baton Rouge Metro Airport will offer daily nonstops on American Airlines to Washington, D.C.! Getting from our state capital to our nation’s capital is more convenient than ever!

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July 2022 & Year-To-Date Baton Rouge Metro Airport Passenger Volume Up

The Baton Rouge Metro Airport passenger percentage of seats filled continues to exceed 85% and is expected to continue to grow. 
American Airlines and United Airlines Nonstop flight from BTR for games this fall! Fans in Knoxville, TN, and Birmingham/Tuscaloosa can Fly Nonstop!

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June 16th 2022: The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Invites you to a Public Hearing

The public hearing will present information related to the supplemental Environmental Assessment of the alignment of  Plank and Hooper/Harding Roads associated with the Runway Safety Area and Runway Protection Zone Improvements. 

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March 2021: Flights Increase at Baton Rouge Metro Airport

Flights are on the rise at Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) after last year’s COVID-19 flight reductions. Nick Vidrine has been hired to replace longtime BTR Business Manager, Cary Morgan, who retired. The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Police Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Division is currently seeking to hire motivated individuals for the entry-level position of Airport Police/ARFF Officer.

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February 9th 2021: Complying with federal mask mandate, BTR gains new tenants,

Per Federal Security Directive 1542-21-01 Federal law requires wearing a mask at all times in and on the airport and failure to comply may result in removal and denial of reentry. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic‘s impact on commercial air travel, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) has continued to land new tenants within the airports Aviation Business Park.

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September 2019: DBE Workshop, Airport Projects Update, Golf Tournament, E-Books At Airport

Join us for our free Baton Rouge Metro Airport 14th Annual “Business Opportunities Workshop”. Construction is well underway on the new BTR cellphone lot adjacent to the end of Runway 4 Left (across from Texaco on Veterans Blvd). Construction of a new FBO, Williams Jet Center, has begun. It is located between the North T-Hangars and the Mosquito Abatement & Rodent Control facility off Veterans Blvd. The Runway Safety Area & Runway Protection Zone project for Runway 13-31 will establish a Runway Safety Area (RSA) and Runway Protection Zone (RZA) for Runway 13-31, one of BTR’s two primary runways. Join Us for the 19th Annual Friends of BTR Charity Golf Classic. The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is providing BTR travelers with free access to e-books.

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