Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Passenger Volume Up 10 Consecutive Months
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) passenger enplanements were up 3.93% in June and 3.16% year-to-date through June, 2017. A total of 67,155 passengers traveled through the airport in June, and 378,825 year-to-date.
Increased seating capacity on American and United due to the use of larger aircraft at BTR was the key factor according to airport officials. The majority of BTR fights are now operated with larger, dual-class regional jets or mainline aircraft. American and Delta remain tied for top passenger share for June and year-to-date at 38% apiece. United's share is at 24%.
BTR's passenger count is up for the 10th consecutive month dating from September of 2016, and total volume is the second highest among commercial airports in the State.
"Airlines follow passenger volume, and community support through usage of BTR flights is the most significant factor in retaining and expanding air service," said Ralph Hennessy, Interim Director of Aviation at BTR. "We cannot thank our supporters enough."