Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR)
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana - LA, USA)
As a result of Hurricane Katrina, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) has seen a huge increase in flights and passengers in recent years. This increase is expected to be maintained and as a direct result, Baton Rouge Airport will be serving around one million passengers yearly.
Managed by the Baton Rouge Airport Authority, this facility is the primary gateway to Louisiana's state capital and offers good connections with major airports in the southern, midwestern and eastern United States. Lying next to Sharon Hills, Howell and the suburb of Zion City, Baton Rouge Airport is located just 8 miles / 13 km to the north of the downtown district. A single terminal building serves all arrivals (first floor) and departures (second floor), making it simple to find your way around.
Adjacent to the I-110 interstate, ground transportation options from BTR to Baton Rouge are adequate, with most services being operated by shuttle and taxi companies. Many hotels can arrange complimentary shuttle services to pick-up and drop-off guests, while those requiring more flexibility can arrange to hire a car from one of several major car rental agencies represented onsite at the airport. Nearby, public transport links Gulfport and New Orleans to the south-east, Lake Charles and Lafayette to the south-west.
About Baton Rouge Tourism
Baton Rouge is the state capital of Louisiana and home to two separate universities, the Louisiana State University (35,000 students) and the Southern University (10,000 students). The city also boasts the country's tallest capital building - the towering Louisiana State Capitol, along with a number of casinos and also a major entertainment complex next to the Mississippi River. Further highlights in Baton Rouge include the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Louisiana State Museum, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial Museum, Magnolia Mound, the Old Governor's Mansion and the historic Gothic-style Old State Capitol.
Louisiana State is rich in historical heritage, as well as great wilderness escapes. With 'Plantation Country' situated to the east and 'Cajun Country' to the west, there are plenty of great day trip options available and close to Baton Rouge Airport (BTR), once you've finished touring the sights within the city of Baton Rouge itself. New Orleans is a popular excursion to the south-east and famed for its carnivals and party atmosphere, particularly during the springtime Mardi Gras season.
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR):|
|Address: 9430 Jackie Cochran Drive, Suite 300, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (LA), 70807, USA|
|Airport Code: BTR
Tel: +1 225 355 0333
Fax: +1 225 355 2334