Baltimore Washington International Airport

Baltimore Washington Airport – Washington’s Prime Airport

Baltimore/Washington Airport, officially known as Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, is a major airport serving the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Owned by Maryland Aviation Administration, the is one among the three airports the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States and is located at a distance of 16 km from Baltimore and 52 km from Washington D.C. At an elevation of 45 meters above sea level, the airport is focus city as well as fortress hub for Southwest Airlines and currently has 3 asphalt runways measuring 3,201 meters, 2,896 meters and 1,524 meters. A helipad measuring 30 meters in length is also located on the airport. In the ear 2011, the airport handled 22,391,785 passengers and 275,953 aircraft movements, making it one of the busiest airports in the country. Maryland Transportation Authority Police provide the police service at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport.


The construction of the airport began after the Second Word War in 1947. The airport was inaugurated on June 24, 1950, by President Harry Truman and was called as Friendship International Airport. Before the airport began its operation, all flights were managed by Baltimore Municipal Airport. In June 1959, the airport entered the jet era. The airport was renamed as Baltimore/Washington International Airport in the year 1973 to attract more passengers travelling to and from the Washington area. The airport has been constantly renovated and expanded in order to accommodate the growing number of passengers.


Presently Air Canada Express, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, American Eagle, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways and WOW Air are the airline companies that operate regular passengers flights to and from the Baltimore/Washington International Airport. While Apple Vacations, Atlas Air, Omni Air International, Swift Air and Vacation Express operate charter flights, ABX Air, AirNet Express, FedEx Express and UPS Airlines are among the major cargo airline operators from the Baltimore/Washington International Airport.


Some of the many awards that the airport has won are mentioned below –

·         Best airport of its size in the world by the Airports Council International in 2010

·         Second place for North American airports in the 'Best Food and Beverage Program'  in 2010 at Richard A. Griesbach Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest

Routes and Destinations

Toronto, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, New York, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Frankfurt, London, Detroit, Boston, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Nashville, San Diego, Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Phoenix and Philadelphia are the major domestic as well as international destinations directly connected to the airport.

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

Varied options of check-in are available for passengers travelling to and from the Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Online check-in can be 24 hours prior to departure and allows passengers to print their boarding pass. Option of mobile check-in is also available with most of the airlines. For the assistance of passengers, multiple check-in desks are available at the airport. Some of the airline also have self-check-in counter at the airport. Please check with your airline regarding the same. Generally check-in counters close 1 hour before departure of domestic flight and 2 hours before schedule departure of international flights.

Baggage Allowance

The limit of baggage one can carry on board or check-in depends upon the regulation of the airline and each airline may have a different policy regarding the same. In order to avoid any confusion at the airport, please contact the airline regarding the baggage allowance. Usually, most of the airports in United States do not allow airlines to check-in a bag which exceeds 32 kg in weight or a hand baggage which exceed 115 cm in dimension. In case you are travelling with excess baggage, charges will be applicable. While you can pay for excess luggage at the airport, most of the airlines have the option o pre booking your extra luggage in advance at a lower rate.


To enjoy views during landing or takeoff, tourist should book the window seat. This can be easily done online 24 hour s before departure, albeit extra charges are levied. If you do not wish to pay anything extra, then you can make a request for your preferred eat, during counter check-in. However, at the airport, seats are not guaranteed by the airline as they are subject to availability.

Booking Fee

Online booking, purchasing ticket from the office of the airline or counter booking at the airport are the 3 ways to make a flight reservation. While the foremost service is chargeable, the latter ones are free f any surcharge. Policy of an airline regarding modification or cancellation may vary; hence it is recommended that tin case of nay query, reach out to the airline directly.


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 Airport Contact Details

Baltimore Washington International Airport

PO Box 8766,
BWI Airport,
MD 21240-0766,

Tel:+1 (0)410 8597111

 Location Details

Longitude:76° 40' 17'' W
Latitude:39° 10' 32'' N

 Airport Location

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