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HomeFlying With UsAbout BWIPress / MediaMarch 20, 2024 – Governor Moore Announces New International Passenger Record for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2023

March 20, 2024 – Governor Moore Announces New International Passenger Record for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2023

Governor Wes Moore today announced that Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport set a new annual record for international passenger traffic in 2023 with 1,365,847 international passengers — 2.58% higher than the previous record for international traffic at the airport, set in 2018.

Photo of a BWI Marshall Airport logo sign along the airport's Departures Level roadway with vehicles in the background

“BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is a key economic driver and international gateway for our region,” said Gov. Moore. “We’re making Maryland more competitive, and BWI is helping us lead the way by boosting tourism, creating jobs, and expanding business opportunities for our communities.”

BWI Marshall Airport produces a total economic impact of $11.3 billion. The airport and visitors generate and support more than 107,000 jobs throughout Maryland and the region. BWI Marshall has a number of major, high-profile capital projects underway that will add new services and amenities for passengers while providing important infrastructure to support airline partners.

Overall passenger traffic at BWI Marshall in 2023 climbed to 26.2 million, nearly 15% higher than 2022. For the year, BWI Marshall was the busiest airport in the region. Passenger traffic in 2024 is anticipated to fully return to pre-pandemic levels, with airline seat capacity in the early part of 2024 already exceeding 2019.

Photo of international flags above a walkway in Concourse E at BWI Marshall Airport

In recent years, BWI Marshall Airport has welcomed new international carriers Copa Airlines, Icelandair and PLAY airlines. Southwest Airlines began new international service to Belize earlier this month and new carrier BermudAir launched service between BWI Marshall and Bermuda on March 18.

“We’re working hard to enhance the travel experience for our passengers while supporting a growing air service portfolio,” said Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld. “BWI Marshall Airport provides convenient travel and excellent customer service for residents, businesses and visitors alike.”