Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI, FAA LID: BWI) is an international airport serving the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. It is commonly referred to as BWI or BWI Marshall. Located adjacent to the Linthicum CDP in northern unincorporated Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the airport is about 10 miles (16 km) south of Baltimore and 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Washington, D.C. It is named after Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHAL AIRPORT HISTORY
Planning for a new airport on 3,200 acres (1,300 ha) to serve the Baltimore/Washington area began just after the end of World War II. Ground was broken in 1947. Located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland next to the site where Friendship Methodist Church stood until 1948, Friendship International Airport was dedicated on June 24, 1950, by President Harry Truman. The following month the airlines moved to the new airport from Harbor Field (southeast of Baltimore at 39.25°N 76.53°W). The Official Airline Guide for April 1957 shows 52 weekday departures: 19 Eastern, 12 Capital, 8 American, 4 National, 3 TWA, 3 United, 2 Delta and 1 Allegheny. Miami had a couple of nonstops, but westward nonstop flights didn’t reach beyond Ohio; Baltimore’s reach expanded when jet service started in 1958–59. The early Boeing 707s and Douglas DC-8s could not use Washington National, and Dulles did not exist until 1962, so Baltimore became Washington’s jet airport, with transcontinental flights.
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI, FAA LID: BWI) is an international airport serving the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States.
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 146 ft.
Runway length available: 04/22 6000×150 ft. :: 10/28 10502×200 ft. :: 15R/33L 9501×150 ft. :: 15L/33R 5000×100 ft.