Passengers navigate the maze of stantions on their way to a Transportation Security Administration screening area at Baltimore Washington International Airport. Photograph by Getty Images
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BALTIMORE, Md. (WMAR) - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday that this past July was the busiest month ever at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
According to the governor's office, 2,222,329 passengers used the airport -- a 0.8 increase over the previous record set in July of 2011.
“This new record represents the steady growth and success that BWI Marshall has experienced,” O’Malley said. “The Airport is an important resource that supports jobs, transportation and tourism throughout the region. We will continue working hard to meet the needs of travelers throughout Maryland, the National Capital region, and the world.”
Southwest Airlines is the largest airline at BWI Marshall Airport. In July the airline served a reported 1,294,533 passengers. It was a 6.8 percent increase over July 2011.
In recent months, several new airlines started or announced new air service for BWI Marshall. On September 6, Spirit Airlines is set to start service to Dallas/Fort Worth and Fort Lauderdale. Condor Airlines started flights to Frankfurt, Germany in early July.
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