BWI Digest

BWI DIGEST

February 24, 2003

United places kiosks at ticket counters for easy check-in

United Airlines has installed 10 "easy check-in" kiosks at its ticket counters at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

The kiosks enable passengers to use a credit card to check in for flights, select seats, obtain boarding passes, stand by for flights and request upgrades.

Passengers will be able to check baggage at two of the kiosks. An attendant will be available for assistance.

The airline is the eighth to install the kiosks at BWI.

Asphalt group praises airport's pavement quality

Maryland Aviation Administration Executive Director Paul Wiedefeld will receive the 2002 Perpetual Award from the Maryland Asphalt Association at the 41st annual Paving Conference on Wednesday.

The award recognizes pavements that are at least 35 years old and demonstrate hot-mix asphalt's long-life characteristics, excellence in design, quality in construction and value to the public.

BWI is the first U.S. commercial airport to be selected for the award.

The airfield's pavement was constructed in 1949. Samples taken in 1998 indicated that the pavement is in excellent condition.

Two main 10,000-foot runways, a 7,000-foot runway and supporting taxiways and ramps make up the airfield's pavement.

Two shops set to open in airport's main terminal

Elements, a children's store featuring science and nature-based games, toys and clothing, will open next month in BWI's main terminal, between Piers B and C.

The airport also will add Gate 12, a shop that offers accessories such as umbrellas and watches.

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