BWI was region’s top passenger airport in 2012

Southwest Airlines jets are seen at Baltimore Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)
Southwest Airlines jets are seen at Baltimore Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)

More passengers took wing from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2012 than either of the three big airports that serve the Washington region, according to figures released Tuesday.

BWI’s almost 22.7 million passengers were a 1.9 precent increase over 2011, according to data released by Airports Council International. Passenger traffic at Dulles International Airport fell almost 3 percent in 2012 to 22.4 million. Reagan National Airport saw a 4.2 percent passenger increase to 19.3 million.

Ashley Halsey reports on national and local transportation.
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