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.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport May Passenger Count Highest Since Start of Pandemic

At 54,625 total passengers, the May 2021 passenger count was the highest monthly number recorded since the start of the pandemic at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR), representing a 420% increase over May 2020. The May 2021 numbers included 27,696 departing passengers (enplanements) and 26,929 arriving passengers (deplanements), and reached 78% of the May 2019 (pre-pandemic) count. BTR’s passenger statistics for May outperformed the na...

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A Memorial Day Remembrance of Harding Field

As we celebrate Memorial Day in remembrance of the many who served and sacrificed their lives for freedom, the Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) would like to recognize those among them who trained at Harding Field during WWII.    As construction began on the new commercial airport in 1939 that became the Baton Rouge Metro Airport, the U.S. Army approached the city about the need for an airfield in the South for pilot training that coul...

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Food Trucks Coming to Baton Rouge Metro Airport

Baton Rouge, LA – Food truck service will be available at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) beginning this Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. The trucks will be stationed at the BTR Airport Cell Phone Lot, which is a parking area provided for drivers waiting to pick up arriving passengers.   The food trucks will include Taylor Made Concessions, Capital Seafood, and Smoke Bayou. The Cell Phone Lot is located on Ve...

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Flights Increase at Baton Rouge Metro Airport

Flights are on the rise at Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) after last year’s COVID-19 flight reductions. The April 2021 schedule for BTR includes 17.3 roundtrip flights per day when averaging peak and off-peak days, and 69,446 seats for the month. BTR flights are back to 80% of the April 2019 schedule. American, Delta and United have been gradually increasing the number of flights at BTR in response to improving passenger traffic. In Apri...

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