Passenger volume was up at BTR in August despite Hurricane Harvey
BATON ROUGE- Passenger enplanements was up 12 percent in August at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport despite several Houston flight cancellations on United due to Hurricane Harvey.
BTR said year-to-date enplanements are up 4.2 percent. There was a total of 61,930 passengers that traveled through the airport last month, and 508,193 year-to-date.
Airport officials say increased seating capacity due to the use of larger aircraft at BTR was a big factor in the uptick in passenger volume.
BTR’s passenger count is up for the 12th consecutive month dating from September of 2016, and total passenger volume is the second highest among commercial airports in the state.