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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Sets New Monthly Passenger Record

Airport Reports 2.17 Million Passengers In July, Busiest Month Ever for BWI Marshall


Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport announced today that 2,170,517 commercial passengers flew through the Airport in July 2010. Passenger traffic for July, which increased 4.5 percent over July 2009, was an all-time monthly record for BWI Marshall. The previous monthly record for passenger traffic at BWI Marshall was August 2001, with 2,091,016 passengers.

“This important milestone reflects the success and continued growth of BWI Marshall Airport,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “This is a strong, growing market and our focus on customer service attracts passengers to BWI Marshall where they find that travel is easy, convenient, and affordable.”

Southwest Airlines, the largest airline at BWI Marshall Airport, served 1,171,494 passengers in July, an 11.1 percent increase over July 2009. This was an all-time monthly record for Southwest at BWI Marshall. For the summer months, Southwest boosted its level of flights to 182 daily departures at BWI Marshall, the most ever for the airline.

AirTran Airways, the second leading carrier at BWI Marshall Airport, reported 383,786 passengers for July, an increase of 3.8 percent. The July figure was the all-time monthly record for AirTran at BWI Marshall. AirTran provided 63 daily departures this summer at BWI Marshall, a record for the airline.

“BWI Marshall is providing an excellent customer experience, increased air service, and low-fare competition,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport. “Our passenger traffic in July confirms the busy summer that we anticipated.”

Passenger traffic has increased at BWI Marshall Airport for 13 of the past 14 months. The only exception was February 2010, when record winter storms seriously impacted airline flight schedules throughout the nation.