BWI hosts record number of passengers in FY2015

BWI hosts record number of passengers in FY2015, beating 2012

The number of passengers at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport flew to new heights in the 12 months that ended in June, with more than 22.7 million passengers over the fiscal year, officials said Tuesday.

The 2.4 percent increase in passenger traffic came after declines in 2014 and 2013. The previous record of 22.6 million passengers was set in fiscal 2012.

International flights helped drive the growth. BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean said the number of international passengers climbed 13.8 percent to 993,032 in fiscal 2015, as airlines added new destinations such as Iceland and Costa Rica.

Airlines have launched or announced service to seven new international destinations from BWI so far in 2015.

June was the second busiest month in the airport's history, with 2.18 million passengers. That includes 116,155 international passengers, the highest number of any month in the airport's history, BWI said.

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