WASHINGTON — BWI/Marshall Airport surpassed Reagan National as the region’s busiest airport last year, and it keeps getting busier.
BWI had 1.62 million passengers in January, up 6.7 percent from a year ago and a January record for the airport.
It was also the seventh straight monthly record for passenger traffic at BWI.
BWI significantly trails Dulles for international flights, but its international traffic has been growing rapidly, counting for about 100,000 passengers in January — a 30 percent increase.
BWI had a record 23.8 million passengers in 2015, edging out National’s 23 million passengers. Even so, 2015 was the sixth consecutive record year for Reagan National. Dulles International Airport reversed four straight years of declining passenger count, with 21.7 million total passengers last year.
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