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February 19, 2010
The number of passengers who flew last year through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport increased 2.3 percent compared to the previous year — one of only two airports among the 25 largest in the continental United States that showed growth, according to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The airport saw 20.9 million airline passengers last year despite the impact of the recession on travel. In the past six months, the airport has seen passenger numbers climb 8.4 percent, the administration reported.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
Security checkpoints at the two busiest concourses at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will be temporarily closed at separate times this week to allow for construction, officials said. The two checkpoints serve airline gates for Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary, AirTran Airways, which account for more than 70 percent of the airport's passenger traffic. The Concourse B security checkpoint is scheduled to be closed on Monday from 1 p.m. until Tuesday at 4 a.m. The checkpoint at Concourse A will remain open.
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BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
A record 2.22 million passengers flew through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in July, a 0.8 percent increase to break the mark set in July 2011. Southwest Airlines, BWI's largest carrier, served 1.29 million passengers in July, 6.8 percent more than a year earlier. International passenger traffic rose 17.3 percent in July to 70,376 passengers and cargo shipments grew to 9,972 tons, an increase of 2.1 percent. This summer, the airport began two major projects: a $100 million upgrade of the oldest part of the terminal and a $40.3 million renovation of the longest runway.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
A record 2.22 million passengers flew through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in July, a 0.8 percent increase to break the mark set in July 2011. Southwest Airlines, BWI's largest carrier, served 1.29 million passengers in July, 6.8 percent more than a year earlier. International passenger traffic rose 17.3 percent in July to 70,376 passengers and cargo shipments grew to 9,972 tons, an increase of 2.1 percent. This summer, the airport began two major projects: a $100 million upgrade of the oldest part of the terminal and a $40.3 million renovation of the longest runway.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | July 7, 1992
CHICAGO -- United Airlines and USAir have announced double-digit increases in June passenger traffic, reflecting the boost from half-price summer fares.United Airlines says traffic rose to 8.6 billion revenue passenger miles last month from 7.7 billion miles in June 1991.USAir says passenger traffic rose 18.7 percent to 3.3 billion revenue passenger miles from 2.8 billion miles in June 1991.But United President J. C. Pope says the strong June traffic may not do much for the parent UAL Corp.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2012
More than 4.9 million commercial passengers flew through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in the first three months of the year, a first-quarter record, the airport said Thursday. The number of passengers increased 2.6 percent compared with a year earlier. Traffic increased 5.6 percent for Southwest Airlines, the carrier that accounts for more than half the commercial passengers flying through BWI, according to the airport. Cargo shipments also increased during the first quarter, up 3.2 percent from a year earlier.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Md. Aviation AdministrationSun Staff Writer | February 3, 1994
Southwest Airlines, the company that made Cleveland a household name in Baltimore, also helped make 1993 a banner year for the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.Passenger traffic at the airport climbed 6.7 percent last year to 9.4 million people, the first net gain since 1989. It was inspired in part by the arrival in September of the Dallas-based Southwest, which began offering dirt cheap rates to cities such as Cleveland and Chicago, as low as $19 round-trip."We're guilty," said Southwest spokeswoman Ginger Hardage.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,SUN STAFF Passenger | February 13, 1996
Passenger traffic is not soaring at BWI anymore, but the airport nevertheless finished 1995 with a record-setting 13.2 million passengers.Despite a reduction in flights and a downturn in the economy, Baltimore-Washington International Airport managed to increase traffic slightly last year, moving upward from 12.8 million in 1994 to 13.2 million passengers.The 2.7 percent growth rate looked skimpy beside the whopping 34 percent increase for 1994, when an explosion of low fares lured thousands of new travelers.
BUSINESS
By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | January 1, 2000
Baltimore-Washington International Airport wishes it could live 1999 all over again. Maryland's international gateway will set a record for passenger traffic for the sixth straight year in 1999. When the numbers are tallied, BWI will likely have handled more than 17 million passengers last year -- up at least 14 percent. It has become the second-fastest-growing airport in the country. BWI is claiming more than 16 million passengers handled last year, a million more than in 1998. And the passengers who flew in December have not been counted.
NEWS
June 23, 2003
Satellite parking lots to be renamed for easier recognition To help motorists find long-term parking more easily, Baltimore-Washington International Airport will rename Blue and Green satellite parking lots Long Term A and Long Term B on Wednesday. The long-term parking lots are off Route 170 (Aviation Boulevard). The parking fee is $1 an hour, up to a maximum of $7 a day. Information: www.bwiairport. com. BWI passenger traffic in April up 0.6% over '02 As commercial air travel nationwide continues to decline, Baltimore-Washington International Airport saw an increase in passenger traffic in April, up 0.6 percent over April last year.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2012
More than 4.9 million commercial passengers flew through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in the first three months of the year, a first-quarter record, the airport said Thursday. The number of passengers increased 2.6 percent compared with a year earlier. Traffic increased 5.6 percent for Southwest Airlines, the carrier that accounts for more than half the commercial passengers flying through BWI, according to the airport. Cargo shipments also increased during the first quarter, up 3.2 percent from a year earlier.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2012
For the second year in a row, passenger traffic set records at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, with 22.39 million ticket holders passing through the gates in 2011. The 2.1 percent increase came as airport officials launched a $100 million renovation designed to streamline security check-ins, eliminate a major passenger bottleneck and give Southwest Airlines, the airport's No. 1 carrier, room to grow. BWI handled 2.2 million passengers in July, a record, while cargo shipments in 2011 grew by 5.3 percent to 237.6 million pounds, state officials said Wednesday.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella | June 16, 2011
Passenger traffic at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport rose in April, setting a record, airport officials said Thursday. Some 1.9 million passengers flew from or to BWI, setting an all-time record for the month with a 3.1 percent increase over April 2010. It was the 14th straight month that the number of passengers has increased on a year-over-year basis. Traffic has increased 22 out of the past 23 months, with the exception of February 2010 when snow blizzards hit the region.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2010
The number of passengers who flew last year through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport increased 2.3 percent compared to the previous year — one of only two airports among the 25 largest in the continental United States that showed growth, according to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The airport saw 20.9 million airline passengers last year despite the impact of the recession on travel. In the past six months, the airport has seen passenger numbers climb 8.4 percent, the administration reported.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2010
BWI Marshall Airport reported this week that passenger traffic grew six straight months last year to post a 13 percent gain in November over the same month a year earlier. According to BWI officials, the airport served 1.7 million commercial passengers in November alone. Southwest Airlines led the airlines serving BWI with more than 896,000 passengers in November - a 17 percent increase over the previous year. AirTran Airways brought 270,000 passengers through BWI that month to post a 20.1 percent increase.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 5, 2005
WASHINGTON - Significant gaps in security at the nation's airports could be curtailed even at a time of rising passenger traffic by quickly making a wide range of relatively modest changes in screening people and bags, a confidential report by the Department of Homeland Security has concluded. Fixing serious weaknesses in the nation's aviation security system is critical as passenger traffic rises beyond levels seen before the Sept. 11 attacks, the report observed. This summer, passengers are expected to take about 200 million trips globally on the nation's airlines, up about 4 percent from last year.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2004
LOCALLY Black & Decker Corp. Shares of the Towson-based toolmaker bucked yesterday's down market, advancing $1.22, or 1.7 percent, to $71.88. NATIONALLY Southwest Airlines Co. The Dallas-based airline, the dominant carrier at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, dropped 72 cents, or 4.8 percent, to $14.25 yesterday, despite reporting that its passenger traffic last month rose 11.3 percent from the previous year. The airline's passenger load per plane rose to 75.1 percent, up from 73.2 percent a year ago.
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