Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, Maryland, has announced the opening of the US$125m D/E Connector facility, which has been designed to increase the international airline capacity and add new passenger services, including a new eight-lane security checkpoint that will service all travelers.
Other features include new food and retail concessions, the construction of a connector between Concourse D and the international Concourse E, and the configuration of airport gates to support the extended traffic. There is also a new children’s play area, an outdoor patio with airfield views, and a gallery featuring work by local artists.
Maryland governor Larry Hogan, who attended this week’s unveiling, said, “BWI is an important transportation resource, a crucial economic development engine and an invaluable asset for our state. With this major terminal enhancement project, we are improving and modernizing BWI for our customers, providing new opportunities for expanded international air service, and setting the stage for even more future development. These upgrades are absolutely vital as we continue to support a growing airport and a growing Maryland economy.”
Ricky Smith, CEO of BWI Marshall Airport, added, “This D/E Connector program meets the needs of our passengers and our airline partners. The new services will help ensure a high level of service for our customers as we continue to grow.”