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.

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

November 25, 2020 – 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 acquisitio...

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New TSA Technology in Place at Baton Rouge Metro Airport

  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun using a state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanner in the security checkpoint at Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR.)   “The technology utilizes a sophisticated algorithm to analyze the content of the bag and allows TSA officers to rotate the image and ascertain that no threats are contained in the bag without needing to open the suitcase,” said Arden Hudson,...

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Passenger Traffic Continues to Recover at Baton Rouge Metro Airport

The Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) hit a seven-year high of 822,425 total passengers in 2019, and experienced an increase of 8.6% through February 2020, before travel plummeted nationwide due to the COVID 19 pandemic. However, BTR’s passenger volume decline has lessened each month since the pandemic low-point in April.   Total passenger count for September was 31,321, up from 25,175 in August.   BTR passenger numbers have incr...

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American Red Cross Establishes Base of Operations at Baton Rouge Metro Airport for Hurricane Laura Response Teams

The American Red Cross has set up a base of operations at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) to coordinate their Hurricane Laura relief efforts.  Approximately 160 Red Cross volunteers are temporarily being housed at the Emergency/National Disaster Multiplex Facility in the Airport’s Aviation Business Park. The volunteers are being shuttled to and from the Lake Charles region to support the recovery efforts. Emergency response vehi...

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