More than 4.9 million commercial passengers flew through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
in the first three months of the year, a first-quarter record, the airport said Thursday.
The number of passengers increased 2.6 percent compared with a year earlier.
Traffic increased 5.6 percent for Southwest Airlines
, the carrier that accounts for more than half the commercial passengers flying through BWI, according to the airport.
Cargo shipments also increased during the first quarter, up 3.2 percent from a year earlier.
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