Baltimore opens new connector facility

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has opened its $125 million D/E Connector, a major airport construction project that will improve customer service travelers.  The D/E Connector provides additional international airline capacity and new passenger services, including a new security checkpoint to serve domestic and international passengers.

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The D/E Connector program includes the creation of an eight-lane security checkpoint to serve domestic and international travelers, the addition of new food and retail concessions, the construction of a new secure connector between Concourse D and the international Concourse E, and the configuration of airline gates to support added international service. There is also a new children’s play area and an outdoor patio space with airfield views.

“These improvements give BWI Marshall the facilities to continue attracting international travelers from Maryland and the National Capital region,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn.  “The new passenger amenities will improve customer service for our travelers.”

Finishing work on the terminal enhancements will continue through early 2017.  New concessions and new restrooms will be added.  The former security checkpoints for the D and E concourses will be decommissioned.

BWI Marshall is the 22nd busiest airport in the United States.  Commercial airline service at the airport includes more than 300 daily nonstop departures and flights to 80 domestic and international destinations.  The airport generates and supports about 98,000 jobs in the region, $7 billion in business revenue, and 
$3.8 billion in personal income.

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