Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) Commission Chairman Cleve Dunn, Jr. Nominated for Airport Minority Advisory Council Catalyst Awards

Baton Rouge, LA (July 24, 2018) – BTR Airport Commission Chairman Cleve Dunn, Jr. has been nominated for two Catalyst Awards by the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC). The AMAC Catalyst Awards honor persons who have made outstanding contributions to furthering the goals of AMAC. Chairman Dunn’s nominations include: AMAC Advocate of the Year Award: This award recognizes an individual within the industry who has been an ou...

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Passenger Volume Up in May at Baton Rouge Metro Airport

Baton Rouge, LA (June 22, 2018) – Passenger enplanements, or departing passengers, were up 3.2% at Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) in May over the same month in 2017. Deplanements, or arriving passengers, were up 5.3%. Total passenger volume for May was 72,578, the second highest among Louisiana airports.   2018 year-to-date BTR passenger volume is up 4.9%. Passenger volume for 2017 was up 4%. American Airlines had the top BTR passen...

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BTR Awarded $4 Million Airport Improvement Program Grant

BATON ROUGE, LA (June 14, 2018) – The FAA awarded a $4 million grant to Baton Rouge Airport (BTR) for Runway Safety Area (RSA) improvements to the Runway Protection Area (RPZ) for runway 13/31. The Runway 13-31 RSA and RPZ improvements are needed to fully meet preferred FAA design standards; to provide the maximum reasonable margin of safety; and to preserve the Airport’s eligibility to receive federal funding assistance by complying...

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Via Airlines Announces Baton Rouge Nonstop Flights to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Orlando Sanford International Airport

BATON ROUGE, LA (June 12, 2018) – Via Airlines has announced it will launch new nonstop service between Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) in Central Florida and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Central Texas on September 13th. The new nonstop flights will operate three times each week to/from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and two times each week to/from Orlando Sanford I...

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