Baltimore Balt / Wash Airport
PO Box 8766, BWI Airport,
MD 21240-0766, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tel: +1 (0) 410 8597111
IATA code: BWI
ICAO code: KBWI
Baltimore/Washington International airport or BWI airport is located in the Eastern region of United States. It is also commonly known as Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall airport. The Baltimore flight arrivals are mainly serving Baltimore in Maryland. Along with this specific airport, Ronald Reagan Washington and Dulles International are the major airports serving D.C. Metropolitan area which is Baltimore-Washington. This airport is about 14 km or 9 miles south of Downtown Baltimore and 48 km or 30 miles of Northeast of Washington, D.C. as located in an unincorporated region of Anne Arundel County.
Short history of BWI airport:
In the 1950s, this airport was known as the Friendship International Airport and it includes a lot of early histories. When considering the history after 2000 to present, this airport terminals were renovated and expanded to increase BWI airport arrivals. It also integrated with another to make room for all international BWI flight arrivals of all airlines. This is why this Baltimore/Washington International airport has become the major operating airport of the area. This wonderful and unique facility created by URS Corporation which is opened on 22nd May, 2005. The name of this airport was again changed on October 1 of the same year as Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall airport to provide the honor to Thurgood Marshall who is the US Supreme Court justice who grew up in Baltimore.
In many films, this airport came in the backdrop. In the later 2008, the famous magazine called Health named this airport as the second healthiest airport in the entire United States. When considering the next year 2009, the airport had totally 6% increase of Washington Baltimore arrivals because of the proliferation of the discount flights. According to the survey in the same year, the quality of this airport service is really good and it is recognized by Airports Council International. Thus, it was the world’s top ranking international airport handling 15 to 25 millions of passengers every year and kept increasing it’s Thurgood Marschall arrivals.
Facilities in Baltimore/Washington International airport:
Whenever you are considering the facilities in BWI airport, it totally includes 5 concourses with 73 gates for all BWI arrivals. But for all the international Baltimore flight arrivals are located in Concourse E.
- Concourse A/B – This concourse has 25 gates.
- Concourse C – Concourse C of the BWI airport contains totally 14 gates.
- Concourse D – It has 23 gates for BWI airport arrivals.
- Concourse E – This concourse E includes 4 arrival only gates and 7 arrival/departure gates and all of them are international capable.
Lower level arrivals hall:
When it comes to USO, it operates a lounge on the lower terminal level between the concourses E and D. This lounge described the club which is located near the D10 gate and it is also accessible to the pass members based on priority after Baltimore airport arrivals. When considering the British Airways, it contracts the Chesapeake Club in E concourse, near entry way to the concourse, mainly for the use by its club world and elite passengers. When considering the administration of the Maryland Aviation, it has its headquarters on the terminal building’s third floor.
Southwest Airlines is the airline which serve most BWI flight arrivals. They have dozens of flight destinations including the Caribbean and holiday places like Aruba Airport, Cancun, Montego Bay, Punta Cana. Others are on the mainland in the US itself. Next to Southwest you will see Washington Baltimore arrivals from Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier, Alaska airlines. International Airlines are British Airways, Air Canada and Condor.
When seeing the busiest destinations then they are all domestic flights. Most popular is Atlanta followed by Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Charlotte, Denver, Tampa, Boston, Las Vegas, Dallas and Fort Myers. International Baltimore airport arrivals are to Montreal, London, Toronto, Cancun, Montego Bay and Aruba.