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Baltimore/Washington International Airport

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Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI, FAA LID: BWI), commonly referred to as Baltimore/Washington International Airport, BWI, and BWI Marshall, is an international airport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland,[2] located 9 miles (14 km) south of downtown Baltimore and 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Washington, D.C.[4][5]

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Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
The airport's main terminal in May 2009
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorMaryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA)[1]
LocationAnne Arundel County, Maryland, U.S.[2]
OpenedJune 24, 1950; 73 years ago (1950-06-24)
Operating base forSouthwest Airlines
Elevation AMSL143 ft / 44 m
Coordinates39°10′31″N 76°40′06″W
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 10,503 3,201 Asphalt
15L/33R 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
15R/33L 9,501 2,896 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 100 30 Asphalt
Statistics (2022)
Aircraft operations219,276
Cargo (metric tons)565,700,652 lb (256,597 t)
Sources: BWI Airport[3]

BWI is one of three major airports, including Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), that serves the Washington–Baltimore metropolitan area.[6][failed verification]

The airport, which serves as one of several operating bases for Southwest Airlines, is the 22nd-busiest airport in the United States and the busiest in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area as of 2021.[7] BWI covers 3,160 acres (1,280 hectares) of land.[8][9]

The airport is named after Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native who was the first African American to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice.