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Governor Hogan Announces New Monthly Record for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

2.36 Million Passengers In July 2015, Busiest Month Ever; International Traffic Continues Record Pace

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 2,364,872 passengers traveled through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) in July 2015.  Passenger traffic for July, which increased 9.1 percent over July 2014, was a new all-time record for any month at BWI Marshall.

“New airline service and growing passenger traffic highlight BWI Marshall’s role as a major international gateway,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.  “Our administration remains committed to making the State of Maryland attractive for business and leisure travelers.”

International passenger traffic at BWI Marshall continued its strong growth in July.  International passengers climbed 52.5 percent to 137,791, a new monthly record.  So far in 2015, airlines have started service to or announced seven new international destinations for BWI Marshall.  A major capital improvement, the D/E Connector program, is now underway in order to increase international capacity and to add new passenger amenities.

July 2015 was the first time that more than 2.3 million passengers traveled through BWI Marshall in one month. The previous monthly record for passenger traffic at BWI Marshall was July 2012 with 2.22 million passengers.  July’s passenger traffic increased for a number of BWI Marshall airlines, including: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, and Condor.

“We thank the growing number of passengers that are making BWI Marshall their airport of choice,” said Ricky Smith, Chief Executive Officer of BWI Marshall.  “New airlines and new nonstop destinations, along with our strong emphasis on customer service, are leading to solid growth and more choices for our passengers.”

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