DALLAS — Baton Rouge, La., next week will sell about $57 million of sales tax revenue bonds to upgrade Baton Rouge Municipal Airport to serve a sudden but sustained growth in passengers since Hurricane Katrina.

“We thought we had a pretty good amount of capacity in terminal space, plenty of parking, and ample ticket counters at the airport, but all the spare capacity evaporated the day after Hurricane Katrina hit,” said Anthony J. Marino, Baton Rouge’s director of aviation. “The day after Katrina, the passenger load went up 106%.”

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