Baltimore Washington BWI Airport Overview

Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport BWI can serve the tri-State area of Washington D.C., Delaware & Maryland. It is one of the top ten easiest U.S. Airports to get to, with a light rail station right in the terminal. The name Thurgood Marshall was added to the airport name in honor of its native son, the late Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall.

Located about 10 miles outside of the city of Baltimore in Maryland, BWI Airport is surrounded by highways I-695, 295, 100, I-97, and I-195 (directly into the terminal).  Situated between the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., it serves both metropolitan areas.

With four runways and over 22M passengers a yearl, Baltimore/Washington International is a hub for AirTran Airways and is served by a host of airlines offering flights throughout the U.S., the Caribbean islands, Canada,  London & Frankfurt, with connections to all points of the globe. 

NEWS:  1. The 280-room Hilton Baltimore BWI has completed its upgrades.   2. BWI Four Points Hotel is being demolished;
3. New Air service by Vacation Express (operated by Bahamasair) to Grand Bahamas Island runs through October 2014.
4. International routes formerly served by AirTran to Aruba, Montego Bay& Nassau, are being served by Southwest as of July 1, 2014.

The passenger terminal at BWI Airport has Concourses A through E (A & B Concourses are connected). 

Airport Contact: Tel. 410-859-7111 or 1-800-IFLYBWI

Present and future Airport developments: Ongoing airport improvements, done in multiple phases, are tentatively scheduled for completion in Fall 2016, and involve:
1. Creation of a new security checkpoint serving both domestic & international passengers;
2. Construction of a new secure connector between D & E Concourses;
3. re-configuration of airline gates to support more inernational flights;
4. replacement of passenger boarding bridge.
5. Runways:  While Runway 15R-33L is temporarily closed, In August 2014, Runway 4-22 was permanently closed - to be turned into a taxiway.

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BWI Delays: 15 mins or less.

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