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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

BWI set a record for passengers in 2015

BWI set a record for passengers in 2015

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport set a record for passenger traffic in 2015, the airport announced Thursday.

The number of commercial passengers flying through BWI grew nearly 7 percent year-over-year to 23.8 million people. The airport set passenger records for six straight months last year and had not served more than 23 million passengers in a year previously.

"The record-setting growth reflects the strength of Maryland and our commitment to ensure that BWI Marshall remains a successful transportation and economic development resource," Gov. Larry Hogan said in the announcement.

BWI's international traffic alone rose nearly 32...