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First phase of $100 million BWI upgrade opens to passengers
First phase of $100 million BWI upgrade opens to passengers

The future of BWI Marshall Airport can be seen in the new sweeping terminal roofline that hints of something big, the panorama of glass that gives street-side passengers a view of arriving jets and a cavernous security checkpoint with nine stations and the latest detection equipment. The first phase of a $100 million upgrade opened before dawn Tuesday and served its first bleary-eyed customers on their way to Chicago. The new Concourse C replaces a dark, funnel-like portal in the oldest part of the building, when it was known as Friendship Airport. The new concourse connects directly to Concourses A and B, the home of Southwest and its subsidiary AirTran, eliminating the need for...

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