People traveling in and out of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport on the days of President Barack Obama’s visit to the Capital City should experience little disruption in their travel schedules, airport officials say.
“Right now, we’re operating as usual,” said airport spokesman Jim Caldwell. “For today, people should have minimal impact. There could be some brief closures during the times close to landing or taking off on the return. But they’ll be brief, which should have minimal impact on flights.”
Obama will arrive in Baton Rouge Wednesday evening, spend the night at a downtown hotel, speak at McKinley Senior High on Thursday morning and leave Baton Rouge by early afternoon on Thursday.
Caldwell said people with scheduled flights should check to make sure their flight times have not changed, but that they should plan to travel as they normally would.
He said it’s exciting for the Baton Rouge airport to host the president.
“It’s nice to kind of get that publicity of not only the president coming in but they’re also bringing some big jets to BTR,” Caldwell said.