Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Ranks in Top Five among Small-Hub Airports for Ease of Parking and Terminal Access
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 wayfinding (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. 1.      Salt Lake City International (SLC) 84.5%
  2. 2.      Tampa International (TPA) 76%
  3. 3.      Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT) 74.5%
  4. 4.      Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW) 71.4%
  5. 5.      Orlando International (MCO) 71.3%
  1. 1.      Eppley Airfield (OMA) 80.6%
  2. 2.      Buffalo Niagara International (BUF) 80.4%
  3. 3.      T. F. Green (PVD) 77.8%
  4. 4.      Palm Beach International (PBI) 76.6%
  5. 5.      Southwest Florida International (RSW) 75.6%
  1. 1.      Spokane International (GEG) 91.6%
  2. 2.      Baton Rouge Metropolitan (BTR) 91.4%
  3. 3.      Bishop International (FNT) 90.9%
  4. 4.      Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP) 90.4%
  5. 5.      Sarasota-Bradenton International (SRQ) 88.6%
Highest Ranked Airports for Getting to the Terminal
  1. 1.      Salt Lake City International (SLC) 87.8%
  2. 2.      Tampa International (TPA) 82.1%
  3. 3.      Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT) 78.9%
  4. 4.      Denver International (DEN) 77.0%
  5. 5.      Orlando International (MCO) 76.8%
  1. 1.      Buffalo Niagara International (BUF) 85.8%
  2. 2.      Eppley Airfield (OMA) 84.3%
  3. 3.      T.F. Green (PVD) 82.4%
  4. 4.      Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) 80.6%
  5. 5.      Palm Beach International (PBI) 79.8%
  1. 1.      Spokane International (GEG) 93.6%
  2. 2.      Bellingham International (BLI) 92.8%
  3. 3.      Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP) 92.5%
  4. 4.      Northwest Arkansas Regional (XNA) 92.0%
  5. 5.      Baton Rouge Metropolitan (BTR) 91.9%

AUGUST 2016, In This Issue
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Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Community Participation
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) participates in many community events and charities throughout the year.Two of the events planned for this fall are The ARC Baton Rouge's 2016 Plane Pull and the BTR Charity Golf Classic.
BTR will host The ARC Baton Rouge's Annual Plane Pull & Festival on October 15, 2016, from 9 am until 1 pm. This is the largest fundraiser for The ARC Baton Rouge, a non-profit organization that has been serving Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes for 60 years. Proceeds help fund services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Teams of 25 people compete to pull a FedEx 757 jet, weighing 147,000 pounds, a distance of 12 feet. Awards are given for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fastest pull times, the slowest pull time, and the most spirited team. Admission is FREE and there are activities for the entire family that include: Vintage and unique aircraft exhibits, live music, lots of great food, FedEx NASCAR Showcar, children's games and crafts, face-painting, inflatables, climbing wall, motorcycle and a classic car show.
If your company would like to register a team or be a sponsor, please visit for more information.  

The 16th Annual BTR Charity Golf Classic will be on October 24th at the Copper Mill Golf Course in Zachary, LA. Last year the airport raised $10,000 for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge through the Friends of BTR Charity Golf Classic. The money raised went directly towards the charitable works of St. Vincent de Paul to help the poor and homeless.
If you are interested in purchasing a foursome in this year's BTR Charity Golf Classic, or in participating as a sponsor, please contact Tara Tessier at or call 225-355-0333.

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