Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR), July 15, 2011—Enplanements (passengers boarding aircraft) were up 5.3% at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in June, 2011, at 35,938 passengers. There were 35,921 deplanements (passengers disembarking aircraft), up 5.7%. Total passengers, enplanements and deplanements combined, reached 71,859, up 5.5% over June 2010.
Year-to-date through June, BTR departures were up 10.7% on 12.6% more seating capacity; and total passenger volume was up 10.6% at 402,971 passengers.
US Airways reached the one-year anniversary for their Baton Rouge to Charlotte hub service that started on June 24th, 2010. Jim Caldwell, the airport's Air Service Development, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, attributed the addition of US Airways flights and an increase in seating capacity by Continental Airlines as key factors in the year-over-year growth.
Delta remains the top BTR carrier with a 39% passenger share, followed by Continental at 28%, American Eagle at 24% and US Airways at 9%.
Contact: Jim Caldwell
Air Service Development, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport