BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Metro Airport is anticipating full flights this holiday season. Baton Rouge Metro Airport Marketing and Air Service Development Manager Jim Caldwell says the airport could have between 2,500 to 3,000 people on its peak days.

A massive cold front is expected to hit the Baton Rouge area Thursday night and will last through the weekend. Some travelers like Bella Nannie are trying to fly home as early as they can. Nannie tried to fly out to Tulsa, Oklahoma after learning that the weather could change her plans.

“So, it’s just better to be safe than sorry is why I’m flying today,” Nannie said.

Airlines such as Delta and United are waiving fees associated with flight changes. Caldwell said BTR doesn’t anticipate significant flight issues due to the freeze warning.

“The airlines that serve BTR, American, Delta and United have deicing equipment that their staffs will use as necessary to de-ice aircraft,” Caldwell said. “However, the inclement weather could impact hub connections for passengers traveling to Midwest destinations and possibly some Northeast destinations.”

Caldwell said passengers have taken advantage of the fee change and re-scheduled flights.

From year-to-date, 612,178 people have flown out of BTR making the airport the second-highest in passenger volume in the state. AAA estimates 7 million people will hit the skies for holiday travel.