BTR Passenger Volume Grows 4.7% in January
Baton Rouge Metro Airport passenger enplanements were up 4.7% in January 2019 compared to the same month a year ago. Total passenger volume for January was 58,422, the second highest among Louisiana airports. American Airlines had the top share of passengers, followed by Delta, United, and ViaAir.

BTR experienced an increase in passenger traffic in 2018 of 3.8 %, which followed a 3.7% increase in 2017.

Airport Commissioner Valery “Val” Lowery, a resident of Baton Rouge, is President and CEO of Lowery Enterprises of The South, Inc., DBA Lowery and Associates Realty. Mr. Lowery is also a Louisiana Real Estate Broker and Real Estate Tax Consultant. He previously owned Tri-Parish Funding Group, where he was a licensed Mortgage Broker for ten years. He received Governor Appointments to serve as a member of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and the Louisiana Tax Commission.

Mr. Lowery studied at Southern University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Commissioner Lowery has served as an expert witness in City, State and Federal Courts involving real estate property valuation disputes. As an appraiser, he specializes in land acquisitions for right-of-ways and neighborhood stabilization programs. Commissioner Lowery also has a working knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration Guidelines for the preparation of appraisals for relocation purposes under the employment of W. D. Schock Company, Inc.

Lowery stated, “I will work diligently and use my over 40 years of entrepreneurial and business experience to assist in promoting the future growth and expansion of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.”

Click the links below to view BTR’s award-winning commercials. Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) chose BTR as the 2018 winner for Video and Film Productions for its “It’s About Time” commercial.

The category recognizes the best overall production of an airport video, film, web or television commercial. BTR competed against airports of all sizes throughout North America. Baton Rouge ad agency Covalent Logic in conjunction with Digital FX developed the “It’s About Time” commercial. 

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