THE QUESTION: HOW MANY PASSENGERS USE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?
An average of more than 55,500 passengers traveled through BWI each day in 2004, reaching a total of 20.3 million for the year, according to the airport's statistics. Nearly half traveled on Southwest Airlines, which holds 47 percent of the market share of the 27 passenger airlines operating there.
And where are passengers going? South. The top international destinations include Bermuda, Mexico, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Jamaica. The most popular wintery climes are London, Toronto and Reykjavik, Iceland -- Icelandair stops there on the way to European destinations. For domestic passengers, Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Fla., and the Southwest-served cities of Manchester, N.H., and Providence, R.I., are popular destinations.
The airport also shipped more than 555 million pounds of freight and mail last year.
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