CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Federal law requires wearing a compliant face-covering in and on the airport premises. Refusing to wear a face-covering is a violation, which can result in individuals being subject to penalties under law. Thank you for your cooperation.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Federal law requires wearing a compliant face-covering in and on the airport premises. Refusing to wear a face-covering is a violation, which can result in individuals being subject to penalties under law. Thank you for your cooperation.

A Memorial Day Remembrance of Harding Field

As we celebrate Memorial Day in remembrance of the many who served and sacrificed their lives for freedom, the Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) would like to recognize those among them who trained at Harding Field during WWII.    As construction began on the new commercial airport in 1939 that became the Baton Rouge Metro Airport, the U.S. Army approached the city about the need for an airfield in the South for pilot training that coul...

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Food Trucks Coming to Baton Rouge Metro Airport

Baton Rouge, LA – Food truck service will be available at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) beginning this Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. The trucks will be stationed at the BTR Airport Cell Phone Lot, which is a parking area provided for drivers waiting to pick up arriving passengers.   The food trucks will include Taylor Made Concessions, Capital Seafood, and Smoke Bayou. The Cell Phone Lot is located on Ve...

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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. The April 2021 schedule for BTR includes 17.3 roundtrip flights per day when averaging peak and off-peak days, and 69,446 seats for the month. BTR flights are back to 80% of the April 2019 schedule. American, Delta and United have been gradually increasing the number of flights at BTR in response to improving passenger traffic. In Apri...

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Signature Flight Support transitions to new Fixed Base Operator facility at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

JANUARY 12, 2021 – Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest network of Fixed Base Operations (FBOs), has relocated its private aviation facilities at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Louisiana to a newly renovated terminal and hangar complex. The transition marks a major change in Signature’s on-airport presence following the company’s acquisition of its original Baton Rouge premises following the acquisition o...

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