BWI set new single-month passenger record in July

Did you fly in or out of Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport over the summer? If so, you helped the airport set a record for passengers.

BWI broke a record for passenger traffic in a single month when more than 2.2 million travelers used the airport in July, officials announced Tuesday.


In this file photo, passengers walk through the security line at BWI Airport in Baltimore. (Ricky Carioti/WASHINGTON POST)

The 2,222,329 passengers flying through BWI that month helped break a record that was set a year earlier, when 2,205,035 riders used the airport in July 2011. And that number broke a record set in July 2010 when 2,120,517 people flew through BWI. In other words, July is a busy month at BWI.

More than 1.2 million passengers flew on Southwest Airlines, the largest airline servicing the airport.

BWI also set a record for passenger traffic last year, with more than 22 million people using the airport.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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