About Baltimore–Washington Airport
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI) is an international airport serving the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. The airport is located about 10 miles south of Baltimore and about 30 miles north of Washington D.C.
Baltimore–Washington Airport Facts
- Ground was broken in 1947 to begin construction on BWI.
- Friendship International Airport was dedicated on June 24, 1950. Washington National, and Dulles did not exist until 1962, so Baltimore became Washington's jet airport, with transcontinental flights.
- To attract passengers from the Washington area, the airport was renamed Baltimore/Washington International Airport in 1973.
- The airport is named after Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.
- It is the busiest airport in the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area.
- In 2010 BWI was ranked the best airport of its size in the world by the Airports Council International.
- The airport also won second place for North American airports in the "Best Food and Beverage Program" of the 2010.
Baltimore–Washington Airport Top Destinations
- (ATL) Atlanta Ft. Worth, AirTran, Delta, Southwest
- (BOS) Boston, AirTran, JetBlue, Southwest
- (CLT) Charlotte, Delta, AirTran, US Airways
- (MCO) Orlando, AirTran, Southwest
- (DTW) Detroit, Delta, Southwest
- (FLL) Fort Lauderdale, AirTran, Southwest
- (PVD) Providence, Southwest
- (TPA) Tampa, AirTran, Southwest
- (DEN) Denver, Southwest, United
- (MHT) Manchester, Southwest