Just in time for the busy summer travel period, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) has added three large charging stations to power passengers’ electronic devices. The Airport converted three banks of old pay phones to the new charging stations.
The three new charging stations are all located on Concourse D at BWI Marshall. In total, the charging stations offer 184 new outlets and USB ports for passengers to charge their cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other personal electronics. The specific locations for the new charging stations are: adjacent to Gate D7, across the Greene Turtle restaurant; adjacent to Gate D20, across from the food court; and adjacent to Gate D23, near the Be Relax spa.
“These charging stations are an important amenity that will allow our travelers to power-up and stay connected with work, family, or friends,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer of BWI Marshall. “Our customers will find it more convenient than ever to charge their electronic devices.”
The new charging stations on Concourse D are part of a continuing, multi-phase effort by BWI Marshall to add charging capacity for travelers. Additional charging stations throughout the terminal are expected to be in place later in 2014.
Last year, the Airport included new charging stations in improvements to the Observation Gallery. Before the 2013 holiday season, BWI Marshall supplied several charging kiosks. Electrical outlets in the terminal were updated in 2013 to include USB ports. A number of airlines at BWI Marshall also provide extensive charging stations in gate holdroom areas, including Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
In 2012, PCWorld magazine ranked BWI Marshall among the Top 10 “techiest” airports in the U.S.