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BWI traffic dips for first time in years, despite international travel surge
BWI traffic dips for first time in years, despite international travel surge

Fewer fliers passed through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2013 than in the previous year, ending a three-year streak of record-setting travel at the state's largest airport. The decline of 0.8 percent, announced by airport officials Monday, came after months of transition for BWI's largest carrier, Southwest Airlines, and amid disruptions within the federal government, one of the largest drivers of business to BWI. The decline also came despite four monthly passenger records at BWI — January, March, May and December — and a nearly 20 percent increase in international passengers, officials said. The airport's 2013 passenger...

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