Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI Baltimore
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is situated in Baltimore, Maryland and is one of three main airports in the Baltimore-Washington area. BWI has a distance of 8.7 miles from Baltimore and 30 miles from Washington D.C. This major airport is also referred to as BWI Marshall Airport named in honor of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American justice in the Supreme Court.
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BWI airport is the busiest airport in the Baltimore-Washington district with most of its passengers coming from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Richmond. This airport services Southwest Airlines and is the second biggest airport servicing the airline following Chicago-Midway. It is also the main hub of Southern Airways Express. The top destinations in this airport are Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando.
In 2016, BWI received 25.1 million travelers and was listed as North America’s 23rd busiest airport. In 2010, the Airports Council International dubbed this major airport as the best airport among its size which can accommodate 15 to 25 million passengers. Health Magazine tagged BWI as the second healthiest airport in the U.S. The towns of Fairfax, Riverdale, and Washington are some of the cities served by Baltimore-Washington Airport.