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Baltimore-Washington International Airport
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|- !align="left" valign="top"|Helipad H1 |valign="top"|100 |valign="top"|30 |valign="top"|asphalt/grooved |} Baltimore/Washington International Airport serves the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC metro-region. It is commonly referred to by its IATA Airport Code, BWI.
Located near Friendship Church in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 10 miles south of Baltimore, Maryland, and 30 miles north of Washington, D.C., Friendship Airport was opened in 1950 and renamed Baltimore/Washington International Airport in 1973. Major remodeling began in 1974 and was completed in 1979. The airport is now a hub for Southwest Airlines and served about 20 million passengers in 2002. It is also the pilot airport for new security technologies in the wake of the War on Terrorism, and thus passengers may find exceptionally long waits there. The airport has been a backdrop in numerous films, including Broadcast News.
On April 12, 2005, The Maryland General Assembly approved a bill to change the name of BWI. The airport name will be changed to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in honor of Thurgood Marshall, a former US Supreme Court judge who grew up in Baltimore. If the bill is signed by Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, the name change will become effective on October 1, 2005. Though the name of the airport will change, the IATA and IACO locater codes will remain the same.
Baltimore/Washington International Airport has 5 Concourses (Concourse A is under construction).
- Under construction
- Southwest Airlines (Albany, Albuquerque, Austin, Birmingham, Buffalo, Chicago (Midway), Cleveland, Columbus, Fort Lauderdale, Hartford, Houston (Hobby), Indianapolis, Jackson, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Long Island (Islip), Los Angeles, Lousiville, Manchester, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Orlando, Phoenix, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Jose, St Louis, Tampa, West Palm Beach)
- American Airlines (Chicago (O'Hare), Dallas (DFW), Miami, San Juan, St Louis)
- American Eagle (Boston)
- Comair dba Delta Connection (Cincinnati, New York JFK)
- Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City)
- Hooters Air (Myrtle Beach)
- Southwest Airlines
- AirTran (Atlanta, Boston, Dallas (DFW), Dayton, Fort Lauderdale, Freeport (Bahamas) Ft Myers, Orlando, Rochester, Sarasota, Tampa)
- America West Airlines (Las Vegas, Phoenix)
- Continental Airlines (Cleveland, Houston Bush)
- Continental Express (Newark)
- Commutair dba Continental Connection (Westchester County)
- Frontier Airlines (Denver)
- Mesa Airlines dba US Airways Express
- Midwest Airlines (Milwaukee)
- Northwest Airlines (Detroit, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/Saint-Paul)
- Piedmont Airlines dba US Airways Express (New York LGA, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh)
- PSA Airlines dba US Airways Express (New York LGA,
- Trans States Airlines dba US Airways Express(Greensboro, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Syracuse)
- United Airlines (Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco)
- US Airways (Charlotte, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh)
- Aer Lingus (Dublin, Shannon)
- Air Canada Jazz (Toronto)
- Air Jamaica (Montego Bay)
- Air Mobility Command
- British Airways (London Heathrow)
- Charter Airlines
- Icelandair (Keflavik)
- USA 3000 (Bermuda, Cancun, Ft Myers, Punta Cana)
BWI is a stop on the Amtrak Northeast Corridor and the Maryland Area Rail Commuter (MARC) Penn Line, though the BWI Rail stop is not within the airport terminal; a free shuttle bus brings passengers to and from the train station and airport terminal. The Maryland Transit Administration's light rail line has a station at the airport's International Terminal; passengers can board here for trains to Baltimore City.
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