BWI Marshall Airport Facts & Figures

Flights by Day and Destination - 2019

Operator Operated by the Maryland Aviation Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation
Size 3,596.3 acres
Passenger Terminal 2.423 million square feet; 5 concourses (4 domestic, 1 international/swing); 73 jet gates, 2 gates dedicated to commuter aircraft

Air Traffic

Total Number of Airlines 36 including commuter, charter, and cargo airlines
Average Number of Daily Operations* 608
Average Number of Commercial Operations Per Day* 730
*Source:FAA ADIP CY-2018

General Passenger Statistics

  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Average Number of Passengers per Day 51,694 30,613 73,956 74,372 72,245 68,641
Total Commercial Passengers per Year (millions) 18.87 11.20 26.99 27.15 26.37 25.12
Percentage Change from the previous year 68.4% -58.5% -0.6% +2.9% +5.0% +5.5%

Top Five Passenger Airlines by Market Share CY 2021

  • Southwest (71.76%)
  • Spirit (9.18%)
  • Delta (6.41%)
  • American (6.15%)
  • United (3.03%)


Number of Airlines Providing International Service: 9 (as of 6/30/22)

  • Air Canada
  • Air Senegal
  • British Airways
  • Condor (seasonal)
  • Frontier
  • Icelandair
  • PLAY
  • Southwest
  • Spirit

Number of International Nonstop Destinations: 14 (as of 12/31/21)

Number of Domestic Nonstop Destinations: 67 (as of 12/31/21)

Top Five Origin and Destination Airports to/from BWI: (Q3 2021)

  • Orlando
  • Atlanta
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Las Vegas
  • Denver 

Passenger rank among US airports: 22nd*

*Source: Airports Council International CY-2021

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
2021 609.60 3.8% 9.21 18.7% 618.81 4.0%
2020 587.44 19.6% 7.76 -15.2% 595.20 19.0%
2019 491.19 14.7% 9.15 -21.2% 500.34 13.7%
2018 428.31 19.5% 11.61 -0.4% 439.92 18.9%
2017 358.44 43.0% 11.66 20.8% 370.10 42.2%
2016 250.66 2.3% 9.65 -21.6% 260.31 1.3%
Number of Cargo Airlines Serving BWI Five scheduled cargo airlines: DHL, FedEx, FedEx/Mountain Air, LGSTX 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 C D E F G Elm Road
46,626 square feet 43,312 square feet 60,000 square feet 64,290 square feet 56,257 square feet 60,000 square feet 74,886 square feet
Primary Commodities Shipped from BWI machine parts, electrical machinery, aircraft/spacecraft components, seafood, chemicals, pharmaceutical/biological

Employment (as of 12/31/21)

Maryland Aviation Administration Employees 494.5 Allocated, 436.5 Filled
Estimated Total Number of Badged 
Employees Working at BWI
Approximately 10,000

Total Daily Arrivals & Departures

Average Scheduled Domestic Passenger Flights 634
Average Charter Passenger Flights 2
Scheduled International Nonstop Flights 24
Average Cargo Flights 10

Total Statewide Economic Impact

Source: The Regional and Local Economic Impacts of the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport | December 2017


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

 

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 aviation 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