US Airport Reports Increase of Passenger Numbers but Worries Possible Decline of Flights Due to Pilot Shortage

17th May 2022

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Louisiana, United States, reports that its passenger numbers continue to recover but worries possible decline in Flights due to the worsening pilot shortage. The airport is seeing that come September, capacity will equal pre-pandemic levels but might get halted if airlines could not hire enough pilots. The current seating capacity of the airport is at 82% of the 2019’s capacity.

According to Jim Caldwell, Marketing, Public Relations and Air Service Development Manager at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, while airline officials have stipulated they can justify reinstatement since the airport is profitable, airlines are also facing huge constraints when it comes to staff shortage, especially that of pilot shortage that have forced airlines to reduce flights.

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