WASHINGTON – A new Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport expansion plan will pave the way for more overseas flights and shorter lines.
The project will add gates at Concourse D and E to allow more airline carriers to offer international travel.
International travel jumped 21 percent last year so a secure connector between Concourse D and E will give passengers more room and ease congestion though a new security checkpoint.
Southwest Airlines, which has expressed interest in adding overseas flights, tells The Baltimore Sun that it supports the plan.
The project will cost $125 million over three years. Of that, $100 million will be funded by fees collected on each airline ticket, while $25 million will be funded through the Transportation Infrastructure and Investment Act of 2013 that the Maryland General Assembly passed in its last legislative session.