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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Ranks in Top Five among Small-Hub Airports for Ease of Parking and Terminal Access

July 25, 2016

Baton Rouge, LA – In a new survey released by Phoenix Marketing International ranking "ease of accessing parking” and "getting to the terminal” at U.S airports, the Baton Rouge Metro Airport ranked among the top five small-hub airports in both categories.

"Getting to an airport prior to a flight can be stressful,” said Scott Ludwigsen, executive vice president, Travel Research Group, Phoenix Marketing International. "While people may be excited about their flight, they are also nervous about whether they allowed themselves enough time to park or get dropped off. To assist, many airports make a significant investment in good way finding (signage) to help ease the journey. Good signage on airport roadways, as well as the roadways leading into the airport, can make a significant difference in a traveler’s overall experience.”

The study was conducted using Phoenix Marketing’s Airport XP mobile insights platform, which allows travelers to share their experiences at the 250 busiest U.S. airports.The rankings are based off of 540,638 traveler responses, compiled from 6/29/15 to 6/12/16. Satisfaction was rated on a seven-point scale, with 1 being "very dissatisfied” and 7 being "very satisfied.” Percentages were calculated on the number of travelers that rated overall satisfaction as a 6 or 7.

Highest-Ranked Airports for Ease of Accessing Parking


1.Salt Lake City International (SLC) 84.5%

2.Tampa International (TPA) 76%

3.Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT) 74.5%

4.Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) 71.4%

5.Orlando International (MCO) 71.3%


1.Eppley Airfield (OMA) 80.6%

2.Buffalo Niagara International (BUF) 80.4%

3.T. F. Green (PVD) 77.8%

4.Palm Beach International (PBI) 76.6%

5.Southwest Florida International (RSW) 75.6%


1.Spokane International (GEG) 91.6%

2.Baton Rouge Metropolitan (BTR) 91.4%

3.Bishop International (FNT) 90.9%

4.Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP) 90.4%

5.Sarasota-Bradenton International (SRQ) 88.6%

Highest Ranked Airports for Getting to the Terminal


1.Salt Lake City International (SLC) 87.8%

2.Tampa International (TPA) 82.1%

3.Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT) 78.9%

4.Denver International (DEN) 77.0%

5.Orlando International (MCO) 76.8%


1.Buffalo Niagara International (BUF) 85.8%

2.Eppley Airfield (OMA) 84.3%

3.T.F. Green (PVD) 82.4%

4.Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) 80.6%

5.Palm Beach International (PBI) 79.8%


1.Spokane International (GEG) 93.6%

2.Bellingham International (BLI) 92.8%

3.Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP) 92.5%

4.Northwest Arkansas Regional (XNA) 92.0%

5.Baton Rouge Metropolitan (BTR) 91.9%

About the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport:

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is the second largest airport in Louisiana based on passenger volume, with nearly 800,000 annual passengers. The airport is served by the major network airlines – American, Delta, and United - with hub flights that provide access to destinations worldwide.

The Airport operates as an Enterprise Fund, generating its own revenues for operations and receiving no local tax funds.

Contact: Jim Caldwell

Air Service Development, Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Phone 225-931-9098