Along Came Baton Rouge

When Katrina hit, officials were already hot on revitalization — that was then.


The airport has backed off from entering long-term agreements with the airlines, which it had been negotiating in 2005, due to the rapidly changing environment. It has capped the terminal building lease rate at $75/square foot, but adjusts its other fees based on an ongoing analysis of rates and charges at comparable U.S. airports, according to officials.

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