Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today announced that 2,085,293 commercial passengers flew through the Airport in June. That figure, an increase of 8.9 percent over June 2009, represents an all-time June record for passenger traffic at BWI Marshall. In addition, June 2010 will go down as the second-busiest month ever for BWI Marshall, second only to August 2001.
“This growth highlights the strength of the Baltimore/Washington market and the success of BWI Marshall Airport and its airline partners,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “The strong performance of BWI Marshall is good news and another indicator that Maryland’s economic recovery is well underway.”
Southwest Airlines served 1,111,896 passengers in June, an increase of 14.9 percent over June 2009. For the summer months, Southwest has boosted its level of flights to 182 daily departures at BWI Marshall, the most ever for the airline. Southwest recently added service from BWI Marshall to a new market, Panama City Beach, Florida. The airline also added seasonal transcontinental flights to Los Angeles and Seattle, as well as additional service to other markets.
AirTran Airways, the second leading carrier at BWI Marshall Airport, reported 359,810 passengers for June, a 9.9 percent increase. AirTran is providing 63 daily departures this summer at BWI Marshall, a record for the airline. In recent months, AirTran has started service to several new markets from BWI Marshall, including: Grand Rapids; Jacksonville; Huntsville; San Antonio; Nassau, the Bahamas; and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Other airlines with strong growth in June included Air Canada Jazz, Continental Airlines, US Airways, and American Airlines.