BATON ROUGE, La. -- A new and expanded terminal opened at Baton
Rouge Metropolitan Airport recently.
The $25 million, 80,000-square-foot terminal A includes a
concourse with a ticket area for five airlines; four boarding
gates, and a food court.
A new second-floor walkway connects the terminal to the
airport's parking garage.
The terminal, which replaces a smaller facility, is the first
phase of a $100 million construction project.
In phase two, terminal B is being rebuilt and expanded with new
gates and baggage area.
The two terminals are linked by a central atrium, which will
eventually include a business center and children's play area.
Work also is under way on a new terminal access road.
The airport, eight miles from downtown, has had an increase in
In December, US Airways Express started three daily nonstop jet
flights from Charlotte, N.C.
Also last year, American Eagle started twice-daily nonstop jet
service from Chicago, and Continental Express and American Eagle
upgraded flights from turboprops to jets.