BALTIMORE (WNEW) — BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport is making room for the growing number of people who are using the airport for international travel.

BWI CEO Paul Wiedefeld says international travel is up considerably.

“In fact this January to last January we’re up 21 percent,” Wiedefeld says.

PHOTOS: Renderings of Changes Coming to BWI Airport

The $105 million project will create a new security checkpoint for the D Terminal, two additional gates for international flights and some new airport amenities.

“We’ll get new food and beverage retail, we’re looking at an outdoor cafe on the airfield side, we’re looking at a new area for children and business center as well,” Wiedefeld says.

The goal is to have the gates operating next spring or summer, and the entire project completed in 2017.

WNEW’s Sarah Jacobs contributed to this report. Follow her and WNEW on Twitter.


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