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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Reports Six Straight Months of Growth

Passenger traffic increased 13% in November for sixth straight monthly increase

Statistics released today by Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport show that passenger traffic has increased at the Airport for six straight months. Total commercial passengers at BWI Marshall Airport in November 2009 came to 1.7 million, a 13 percent increase over November 2008.

November 2009 was the sixth straight month of growth at BWI Marshall Airport. Seven of the past eight months, dating back to April 2009, have shown an increase in passenger traffic at the Airport.

“With low airline fares, more flights, and new airline partners, BWI Marshall Airport has continued to experience an increase in passenger traffic,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of the Maryland Aviation Administration. “We remain committed to customer service and to safely meeting the needs of travelers throughout Maryland and the National Capital region.”

Southwest Airlines was the leading carrier at BWI Marshall in November 2009 with more than 896,000 passengers, an increase of 17 percent over November 2008. Southwest had 52.7% of the passenger market share at BWI Marshall Airport for the month. AirTran Airways had more than 270,000 passengers at BWI Marshall in November, an increase of 20.2 percent. AirTran’s passenger market share for the month came to 15.9 percent. Other airlines showing solid growth for November 2009 were American Airlines and US Airways.