Departing passengers were up 4.7% at Baton Rouge Metro Airport in October, while arriving passengers were up 3.4%, compared to figures from last October, according to an airport announcement.
Total passenger volume in October was 76,461, and the year-to-date passenger count through October is 667,095, a 4% increase from last year. Airport officials note it’s also the second highest among Louisiana airports, second to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Airport officials anticipate a slight increase in Thanksgiving holiday passenger volume over last year, and emphasize that seats are still available for close-in bookings on American, Delta, United and ViaAir airlines.
Airport Director Mike Edwards—who was approved for the job last week after a long and controversial search—notes that passengers can still reasonably fly last-minute to Austin or Orlando on Thursday and return on Sunday.