BWI Flies into 2018, With Another Record-Setting Year

In 2017 the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport serviced over 26 million passengers breaking it’s 2016 record. The airport has broken its own record the last three years, according to MDOT press release.


BWI Airport Passengers Per Year
The number of passengers through BWI Airport over the last four years.


The passengers aren’t the only thing that has increased for the airport, so has their jobs and economic activity.

In 2017, 106,488 people were employed by the airport – up almost 9% from 2014. The economic activity landed around $9.3 billion.

Their economic activity brings in $591.9 million in state and local taxes, according to the Regional Economic Impact of BWI Marshall Airport report.

The airport flies in as the 22nd busiest in the United States.

Governor Hogan said in the MDOT press release:

Our administration wants to do everything it can to showcase Maryland’s incredible assets, which is why we’re are so fortunate to be home to one of the most convenient, efficient, and thriving airports in the nation.