BWI Marshall Airport Facts & Figures

Operator Operated by the Maryland Aviation Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation
Size 3,596.3 acres
Passenger Terminal 1.976 million square feet (45.4 acres); 5 concourses (4 domestic, 1 international/swing); 68 jet gates, 5 gates dedicated to commuter aircraft

* Source: FAA CY-2014

Air Traffic

Total Number of Airlines 36 including commuter, charter, and cargo airlines
Number of Commercial Airlines 27
Average Number of Daily Operations* 734
Average Number of Commercial Operations Per Day* 688

*Source:FAA CY-2014

General Passenger Statistics

2015 2014 2013 2012
Average Number of Passengers per Day 65,270 61,131 61,639 62,138
Total Commercial Passengers per Year (millions) 23.82 22.31 22.50 22.68
Percentage Change from the previous year +6.8% -0.5% -0.8% +1.3%


Top Five Passenger Airlines by Market Share CY 2015

  Southwest/AirTran (70.69%)
    American (8.95%)
    Delta (8.52%)
    United (4.45%)
    Spirit (3.61%)

Number of Airlines Providing International Service

    Air Canada
    British Airways
    Condor (seasonal)
    Norwegian (seasonal)
    Sunwing Airlines (seasonal)
    Swift Air (charter)
    Xtra Airways (charter)

Number of International Nonstop Destinations

    Cancun, Mexico
    Frankfurt, Germany (seasonal)
    Fort-de-France, Martinique(seasonal)
    Freeport (seasonal)
    Liberia, Costa Rica
    London, United Kingdom
    Montego Bay, Jamaica
    Nassau, Bahamas
    Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe(seasonal)
    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico (seasonal)
    Toronto, Canada

Average Number of Domestic Nonstop Destinations (11/16)


Top Five Domestic Origin and Destination Airports to/from BWI in 2015

  Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Boston, Las Vegas and Atlanta

US Rank according to Airports Council International (ACI)

  22nd for passengers


Cargo Volume

  Freight in 100,000 lbs. Mail in 100,000 lbs. Cargo in 100,000 lbs.
Calendar Year Volume % Change Volume % Change Volume % Change
2015 244.94 10.5% 12.30 19.6% 257.24 10.9
2014 221.58 -3.5% 10.29 -2.9% 231.86 -2.5%
2013 229.70 -2.4% 10.59 -3.6% 240.30 -2.5%
2012 235.37 4.0% 10.99 -2.1% 246.37 3.7%
Number of Cargo Airlines Serving BWI   Four scheduled cargo airlines: DHL/ABX Air, FedEx, FedEx/Mountain Air and UPS
Cargo Facilities   395,000-square-foot Air Cargo Center includes a 60,000-square-foot cargo building in the Midfield Cargo Complex; Foreign Trade Zone; 17-acre air cargo ramp; ramp parking for 17 aircraft with direct nose-in access for 8 freighters
Area of Cargo Buildings:  

B. - 46,626 square feet


C. - 43,312 square feet


D. - 60,000 square feet


E. - 64,290 square feet


F. - 56,257 square feet


G. - 60,000 square feet


Elm Road - 74,886 square feet

Primary Commodities Shipped from BWI   machine parts, electrical machinery, aircraft/spacecraft components, seafood, chemicals, pharmaceutical/biological


Maryland Aviation Administration Employees   496.5 Allocated, 469.5 Filled
Estimated Total Number of Badged 
Employees Working at BWI (FT & PT)
  Approximately 9,717

Total Daily Arrivals & Departures

Average Scheduled Domestic Passenger Flights


Average Charter Passenger Flights


Scheduled International Nonstop Flights


Average Cargo Flights


Total Statewide Economic Impact 

Source: The Regional and Local Economic Impacts of the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport | June, 2015

Parking Spaces 

Parking facility:   Spaces
    Hourly Garage       4,900
    Express Lot       1,300
    Daily Garage       8,400
    Long-Term A&B       10,100
Total Regular   24,700
    Holiday Lot       1,100
    Overflow Lot       2,800
    Rail Station       2,500
Total Spaces  



  2011 2010 2009 2008
Total Available Regular Parking Spaces 24,700 24,900 25,100 25,100
Change from Previous Year -0.8% -0.8% 0.0% 0.0%
Average No. Cars Parked per Day 12,255 12,006 11,290 12,242
Change from Previous Year 2.1% 6.0% -7.7% -1.4%
Record No. of Vehicles Parked in One Day 22,080 21,705 21,121 22,000

Ground Transportation

2010 2009 2008 2007
Daily Average Passengers Riding Shuttle to BWI Rail Station 1,776 1,596 1,401 1,390
Daily Average Passengers Shared-Ride Van Services 1,174 1,130 1,136 1,067
Daily Average Taxicab Trips 955 888 1,014 1,108
Daily Average Limousine Trips 14 13 17 20

Noise Assistance Programs

The MAA administers a number of programs to assist residents who are exposed to high aircraft noise levels from BWI Marshall.  Eligibility for participation in the programs is determined from the ANZ, which is updated in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). The ANZ was updated in 2007.

Voluntary Noise Acquisition Program

(No longer active)

The MAA began in 1985 to acquire residential properties which were determined to be severely impacted by aircraft noise.  Property owners who volunteer to participate are paid fair market value for their property, at its highest and best use, and are provided re-location assistance.  Properties located in areas greater than DNL 65 (as determined by the ANZ contours) are eligible for this program, provided the property has been zoned by local government to transition from a residential to a compatible land use.

Progress as of September 30, 2008
Eligible properties 343
Properties acquired to date 250
Properties in-process or on waiting list 0
Homeowners who have declined participation 49
Homeowners who have not applied 44
Acquisition expenditures to date $40.9 Million

Homeowners Assistance Program

(No longer active)

In 1988 the MAA began to offer financial assistance to those who are located in areas inside the ANZ, but who are not eligible for the Voluntary Noise Acquisition Program.  Participants in this program are required by state statute to grant an avigation easement. The easement permits aircraft operations over the property, provides notification to future owners of high cumulative aircraft noise levels, and is binding on all future owners.

Sound-Proofing assists the homeowner in making modifications to their home with the goal of reducing interior noise levels to a DNL of 45 dB(A).  The Resale Assurance Program, which is no longer active, provided financial assistance to homeowners wishing to move from the ANZ by appraising them to determine their value as if they were located outside of the ANZ.

Progress as of September 30, 2008
Eligible properties 902
Properties completed 752
Sound-Proofed 639
Resale Assurance Program 113
Properties in process or on waiting list 36
Sound-Proofing 36
Homeowners who have not applied 114
Homeowners Assistance expenditures to date $21.6 Million