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2019 Baton Rouge Metro Airport 14th Annual “Business Opportunities Workshop”

The Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) Business Opportunities Workshop will be held tomorrow, October 16th, from 7:30 am to noon at the BTR Multiplex Facility (4400 Airpark Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70807).   This is a free event for all firms interested in pursuing work at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport. Attendees can network with local firms of all sizes and learn about opportunities at BTR. The workshop will also provide an overview of Small &...

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Baton Rouge Metro Airport Agreement with Lyft, Inc. Approved

The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved an operation agreement between the Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) and Lyft, Inc. ridesharing company. The contract specifies the terms and conditions for operating at BTR, eliminating gray areas. As part of the agreement, Lyft drivers will be provided a designated terminal-front pickup zone, which will give drivers more flexibility when picking up or dropping off passengers. This will be a curbside are...

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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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