Number Of BWI Passengers Sets Record For 1st Quarter

LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — The number of commercial passengers flying through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in the first quarter of this year has set a record.

More than 4.9 million flew through the airport. That’s an increase of 2.6 percent over the same period in 2011, and is a new all-time record for the first quarter of any year.

Total cargo shipments for the first quarter rose 3.2 percent to 57.7 million pounds.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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