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Baton Rouge Metro Airport to Hold Mock Disaster Drill Thursday

Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) will hold its Triannual Mock Disaster Drill on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10am to 12pm. The drill is required once every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for commercial airports.   The Mock Disaster Drill is an emergency response exercise to test the Airport Emergency Plan in accordance with FAA requirements, and to improve emergency preparedness in the event of an actual aircra...

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Baton Rouge Metro Airport Awarded CARES Act Grant

The Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) has been awarded a grant of $8,413,011 as part of the nearly $10 billion U.S. Transportation Department awards to airports contending with the massive decline in air travel demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. BTR, which has the second highest passenger enplanements among Louisiana airports, received the second highest grant award in the State. As with airports across the country, BTR passenger enplanements...

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Baton Rouge Metro Airport Facility to be Used for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution

The City of Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport has entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement allowing for the use and occupancy of a 43,765 square foot hangar/office facility owned by the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District for the purpose of receiving, storing and distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies associated with the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The initial term of this agreement is thre...

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Baton Rouge Metro Airport Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) is actively monitoring Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) developments and is working closely with our employees, tenants and airline partners to proactively reduce the risk of COVID-19 impacting our guests or our operations. The Airport remains open with no significant reduction in service at this time. As part of our ongoing preparedness efforts surrounding COVID-19, BTR has implemented additional cl...

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