BWI Marshall Airport Reports New All-Time Record

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has announced that July 2012 was its busiest ever month for passenger traffic.
In total, 2,222,329 commercial passengers used the airport, last month, which represents a 0.8% increase over the previous monthly record set in July 2011.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley commented: “This new record represents the steady
growth and success that BWI Marshall has experienced.  The Airport is an important resource that supports jobs, transportation and tourism throughout the region.  We will
continue working hard to meet the needs of travellers throughout Maryland, the National Capital region, and the world.”
Southwest Airlines, the largest airline at BWI Marshall Airport, served 1,294,533 passengers in July, a 6.8% increase over July 2011.  International passenger traffic
also grew for the month, increasing 17.3% to 70,376 passengers.  Cargo shipments grew in July to 19,944,506 pounds, an increase of 2.1%.
In recent months, several new airlines started or announced new air services from BWI
Marshall Airport.  Examples include Condor Airlines starting flights to Frankfurt, Germany in early July, while on September 6; Spirit Airlines will start services to Dallas/Fort Worth and Fort Lauderdale.
Two major capital programmes that will provide what the airport describes as “a modern,
convenient, and safe BWI Marshall Airport for the future,” began this summer.
Construction started on a significant terminal enhancement programme in June,
while in August, one of BWI Marshall’s primary runways was temporarily closed
as part of a comprehensive, multi-year airfield pavement refurbishment