Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport to Receive $15M Supplemental Federal Grant

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) will be awarded a $15 million supplemental federal grant through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).   The additional funding will be utilized to establish a standard Runway Safety Area (RSA) / Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) for Runway 13-31, one of two primary air carrier runways at BTR. The airport currently has an Engineered Materials Arresting Sys...

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Baton Rouge Metro Airport passenger count up in March

Total passenger volume at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) increased 7.3% in March compared to the same month last year.   The statistics as reported by the airlines show 69,808 passengers traveled through the airport in March. The departing passengers, or enplanements, were up 7.5% at 35,033; arriving passengers, or deplanements, were up 7.1% at 34,774. United saw the largest increase at 27.4% over last March, followed by Delta ...

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Baton Rouge Metro Airport Passenger Traffic Increases for Second Straight Year

  The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) experienced a second consecutive annual passenger traffic increase for 2018.   The Airport saw a 3.77% increase in total passenger traffic for 2018. This follows a 3.73% increase in 2017.   Full-year, total passenger volume for 2018 was 804,622. American led all carriers with a passenger count of 298,431, followed by Delta at 296,982 and United at 208,305. New entrant ViaAir carried...

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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport “It’s About Time” Campaign Receives North American Marketing Award

ACI-NA Recognizes BTR as Video and Film Production Winner of the Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications and Customer Service Awards WASHINGTON – November 28, 2018 - Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport as a 2018 winner for Video and Film Productions for its campaign “It’s About Time,” released earlier this year. This category recognizes best overall ...

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