(July 25, 2018—BALTIMORE, Md.) Fasten your seat belts and get ready to fly. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is growing with a $60 million expansion plan in place. The Board of Public Works approved the plan despite concerns over increased noise levels. The development will support the expected growth of Southwest Airlines, which accounts for 70 percent of flights in and out of BWI. Governor Hogan sees this as an opportunity to improve customer service and upgrade baggage handling efficiency. There’s an additional need for five gates, which will still need approval.
The Maryland Aviation Administration has asked for an expedited project for completion by 2020.
A similar project, slated to break ground in 2020, will renovate and expand the connection between concourses A and B and will also address similar baggage claim issues. Between this two projects, there are hopes of improved operational efficiency within the airport.
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