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Southwest plans to add a $130 million hangar to service aircraft at BWI

Southwest plans to add a $130 million hangar to service aircraft at BWI

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that it plans to build its first maintenance hangar in the Northeast at BWI Marshall Airport, a move that further cements its ties to the airport and signals more growth for the airline in the region.

The Dallas-based airline is the dominant carrier at BWI, with close to 69 percent of the airport’s passenger traffic, and the airport has been pushing a $60 million upgrade to the Southwest terminal to accommodate more traffic.

Southwest will pay for $80 million of the $130 million cost for the new 130,000-square-foot hangar, with the state picking up the remaining $50 million, state and airline officials...

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