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BWI DIGEST

Howard Business

December 22, 2003

BWI expects boost in passenger traffic this Christmas

Passenger loads for holiday travel at Baltimore-Washington International Airport are forecast to be 11 percent higher this year than last, airport officials say.

During the 11-day travel period, about 706,800 passengers are expected to pass through the airport. The heaviest days are projected to be Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday and Dec. 29.

The airport has developed a parking and ground transportation plan to accommodate the increased traffic, including additional parking at the daily garage.

Blood drive set today in international terminal

BWI will sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today on the upper level of the international terminal.

Information: 410-855-6037 or bwright@bwiairport.com.

Holiday entertainment scheduled for week

BWI will offer entertainment in the terminal this week. Musical guests will include Holiday Horns, Pride of Baltimore Chorus, Global Missionaries Carolers and guitarist Lou Mello.

Performances by Talked About also will be presented.

Facility to consolidate 8 rental car agencies

BWI will open a new consolidated rental-car facility today. The facility centralizes the operations of eight national car rental companies. The $134.8 million center on the west side of the airport places all rental-car operations at a single location.

The facility includes covered areas for vehicle returns and expanded space. Free shuttle service to the terminal will be available.

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