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Passenger numbers down for Baton Rouge airport in 2015

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Airport commissioners met Tuesday as the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) has seen a decrease in passengers during last year. 

BTR spokesperson Jim Caldwell said a little more than 753,000 people flew in and out of BTR in 2015

That is 4 percent fewer than the 786,000 in 2014. Caldwell blames fewer flights. 

BTR is in talks to build a Holiday Inn and Mike Anderson's Restaurant directly adjacent to the terminal.

A 2015 study found that two-thirds of people who live close enough to fly BTR, choose Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport instead. 

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