BWI sets June record with 2.3 mil­lion pas­sen­gers

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - — Colin Camp­bell

More than 2.3 mil­lion pas­sen­gers flew through BWI Mar­shall Air­port in June, a record for the month, of­fi­cials said. The pas­sen­ger vol­ume rep­re­sented a 7.6 per­cent in­crease from the same month last year. In­ter­na­tional travel in­creased about 15 per­cent in June. Buoyed by pas­sen­ger growth in sev­eral of the air­lines that fly through it, BWI has set monthly records in each of the last 12 months. About 24.7 mil­lion pas­sen­gers flew into or out of the air­port over the past year, of­fi­cials said. The air­port set a record in 2015 with nearly 24 mil­lion pas­sen­gers. BWI CEO Ricky Smith at­tributed the air­port’s growth to new air­line ser­vice and low air­fares. In par­tic­u­lar, air­port of­fi­cials cited Alaska Air­lines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Air­ways, South­west Air­lines, Spirit Air­lines, Air Canada, Bri­tish Air­ways, Condor and WOW air as air­lines that have seen an uptick in pas­sen­ger traf­fic.

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