Bellingham BLI Airport Overview
BLI Airport is located within city limits of Bellingham - just off Interstate Hwy. 5 (Exit 258) - half an hour south of the Canadian Border and 90 miles north of Seattle's SeaTac Airport. If coming from south take a left on West Bakerview Rd., if coming from north, take a right instead.
With over 1 million passengers a year, the Airport is served by some major & smaller airlines offering regular flights to Sea-Tac and other western airports, as well as to Hawaii, with connections worldwide. San Juan Airlines offers scheduled & charter flights.
In April 2016 it was reported that the Airport is the highest-rated small hub in the U.S. - with 93 percent of travelers giving it high marks.
For information on crossing the U.S. / Canadian Border, including waiting times, open" portofbellingham.com; click 'Airport" and select 'Airport Travel Tips' - OR - click on "Crossing the U.S. / Canadian Border".
The new Airport Holiday Inn with 150 rooms is on airport grounds.
The passenger terminal at Bellingham Airport was under continuous upgrade & expansion between 2010 and early 2014. The terminal is divided on the gound level between Arrivals (left) & Departures (right). Note that tourism ambassadors (recognized by their teal vests) are at hand to help passengers. Free high-speed WiFi is now available - thanks to @pogozone.
The Departures area houses the ticket lobby at the right end of the ground level , and offers Halibut Henry's NW Gifts & Cafe. After TSA screening checkpoint, in the restricted area, is Scotty Brown's Restaurant/Lounge & Halibut Henry's Gifts & Cafe; leading to the boarding area with gates A, B, C, D & E.
The Arrivals area has Baggage Claims 1 & 2, with baggage service office, rental car counters & access to gift shop/cafe.
Airlines currently serving the passenger terminal:
4255 Mitchell Way
Bellingham, WA 98226
- Website for Bellingham: http://www.portofbellingham.com/27/Airport
- Contact: http://www.portofbellingham.com/FormCenter/Contact-Us-7-7/Contact-the-Port-of-Bellingham-41-41
- Phone: (360) 671-5674