Most Read: Local

Dr. Gridlock
Traffic and Commuting Home  |  Discussions  |  Columns  |  Q&A  |      Twitter  |     Facebook |  phone Alerts
Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/04/2012

BWI set 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.

“The Airport is an important resource that supports jobs, transportation and tourism throughout the region,” Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said in a statement announcing the record.
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.

By  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Tags:  BWI, BWI Airport, Airports

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company