Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, March 21, 2012—Passenger traffic at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) was up 19.77% in February with 63,895 passengers traveling through BTR. Enplanements, or departing passengers, were up 19.06% at 31,730 passengers. Deplanements, or arriving passengers, were up 20.47% at 32,165 passengers. Year-to-date, the BTR total passenger count is up 13.94% percent.
United Airlines (formerly Continental) had the biggest year-over-year passenger gain in February with a 37% increase, followed by US Airways at +34%. Delta continues to maintain the highest passenger share at BTR, with United a close second.
Jim Caldwell, BTR's Air Service Development, Marketing & Public Relations Manager cited Bowl Baton Rouge passenger volume and the exta day from leap year as contributing factors in the increase. BTR Director of Aviation, Anthony Marino, expressed appreciation for the increased passenger support from both inbound and outbound passengers. "We appreciate the additional passengers generated by Bowl Baton Rouge visitors as well as our growing support within our local passenger base," said Marino.
Contact: Jim Caldwell
Air Service Development, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport