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As Southwest grows its international business, BWI could be a big winner

International expansion by Southwest Airlines into the Caribbean, Central America and, later, European markets will likely be a boon for BWI, according to the discount carrier’s chief executive officer. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has struggled to attract and retain ...

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Government examining airline ticket distribution

DALLAS — American Airlines says the government is investigating whether companies that distribute airline flight and fare information are violating federal antitrust laws. Several airlines and two leading ticket information-distribution companies confirmed Friday that they have been contacted by antitrust ...

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BWI continues to serve record levels of passengers

BWI airport continued its post-recession climb in March, setting a pair of passenger traffic highs, the airport reported Wednesday. “The record levels of passenger traffic that we saw last year has continued in the early part of 2011,” said Paul ...

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Southwest Airlines ekes out 1 cent per share profit for quarter

DALLAS — By the thinnest of margins, Southwest Airlines Co. made money in the first quarter despite higher fuel prices. Southwest also said Thursday it expects to close its $1.4 billion purchase of AirTran Airways on May 2, increasing its ...

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Compromise would increase West Coast flights to DC

WASHINGTON — A broad aviation bill that would advance modernization of the nation’s air traffic control system moved a step closer to passage Thursday when the Senate approved a compromise to increase flights between the West Coast and Reagan National ...

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BWI set passenger traffic record in 2010

LINTHICUM — Maryland officials say Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport hit an all-time record for passenger traffic in 2010. More than 21.9 million commercial passengers flew through the airport last year. That’s an increase of 4.7 percent over 2009 and ...

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