Howard Business

BWI Digest

April 16, 2001

French Quarter's Lucky Dogs available at the airport

Lucky Dogs, a popular food among people who flock to the French Quarter of New Orleans during Mardi Gras, are available on Concourse B at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Lucky Dogs, a retail operation established more than 30 years ago ago as a street-vending company, sells hotdogs and sausages.

Besides the usual chili and onions condiments, a spicy Creole sausage and a smoked sausage, both made in New Orleans, are also available.

Crosswalk to Concourse A closed for construction

The first pedestrian crosswalk from the BWI parking garage to the lower level of Concourse A has been closed for construction of support columns for two additional lanes to the upper-level roadway in front of the terminal.

All other crosswalks and the terminal roadway will remain open. Most construction will take place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. For construction and parking updates: 800-I-FLY-BWI, or log onto the airport's Web site, www.bwiairport.com.

Airport use increases by 10.5% over Feb. 2000

More than 1.4 million travelers chose to fly through BWI in February, a 10.5 percent increase from the same month a year ago. In the 12 months ending in February 2001, more than 20 million passengers used Maryland's international gateway, a 12.7 percent increase compared with the same period that ended in February 2000.

The record-setting pace gave BWI its 28th straight month of double-digit increases.. The top five domestic airlines at BWI in February were Southwest with 551,682 passengers; US Airways, 357,341; Delta, 81,569; United, 75,996; and American, 62,649.

More than 36 million pounds of cargo moved through BWI. FedEx reported more than 17.8 million pounds of freight, followed by UPS, Emery World Wide, Kitty Hawk and DHL.

International travel rises 13.7% over Feb. 2000

More than 60,000 international passengers used BWI in February, a 13.7 percent increase over February 2000.

The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command transported 10,970 military personnel and their families overseas. Apple Vacations' charters carried 10,602 people to the Caribbean and Mexico, Air Jamaica served more than 7,000 travelers followed by British Airways, 6,339; Icelandair, 5,330; Aer Lingus, 4,755; and Air Canada, 3,982.

Aer Lingus will increase its service to Shannon/Dublin to five flights a week, starting April 30.

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