Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The airport is preparing staff and snow-removal crews for heavy winter precipitation.
Forecasts for the winter storm heading toward the mid-Atlantic are anything but consistent, and crews at the Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport are preparing for the worst, according to airport officials. Although no broad cancelations have been announced, airport spokesperson Jonathan Dean said he does expect airlines to cancel some flights. "It will depend on conditions here and at other markets throughout the East and Midwest," Dean told Patch. He said travelers should check with their airline websites for delays and cancellations tomorrow. As for those travelers who will be at BWI during the worst of the storm, Dean said he doesn't expect many stranded travelers. More than 200 staff and contractors are prepared to clear …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The airport announced that more 22 million people flew through BWI in 2012.
For the third straight year, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has increased its best year-long traffic totals, according to a press release from the airport. Passenger traffic at BWI increased 1.3 percent from 2011 to 22.6 million commercial passengers. International passenger traffic increased 20.7 percent from 2011, and cargo shipments increased 3.7 percent from the year prior. The year also saw the airport's best month on record in July when more than 2.2 million people flew through BWI. "The sustained growth and success at BWI Marshall highlights its position as an important business and tourism gateway, as well as a job generator," said Governor Martin O'Malley. Nearly 94,000 jobs are supported by BWI, as …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The show filmed at Southwest counters and terminals in airports across the country—including at BWI Thurgood Marshall Aiport—premiered last Thursday on TLC.
Television viewers get a glimpse into the days of Southwest Airlines employees and passengers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with the premiere of On the Fly last Thursday on TLC. The reality show, which airs every Thursday at 9 p.m., will feature portions filmed at BWI's Southwest, as well as other airports across the country. "On the Fly gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the large-scale operations and personal customer stories at Southwest Airlines," according to the show's website. "Each episode introduces viewers to Southwest Airlines employees who must think on their feet as they cope with weather delays, irate passengers and more surprising situations. On the Fly offers a look at the dramatic and uplifting moments that…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Employees and passengers on Southwest Airlines are the subjects in a new television documentary being filmed at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, according to the Maryland Gazette.
Through March, film crews will be seen documenting the lives of Southwest Airlines employees and passengers, according to an article in the Maryland Gazette. The show, which is yet to be named, will appear on TLC and aims to give viewers a look behind the scenes of the airline operations and tell the stories of customers who get "caught up in unusual situations," the Gazette reported. "All operations for AirTran Airways [shifted] from Concourse D at BWI Marshall Airport to the Terminal A/B facility, home of Southwest Airlines. Southwest formally closed on its acquisition of AirTran in May 2011," according to a press release from airport spokesman Jonathan Dean. Now all of the airlines' crew members have the opportunity to be seen on the …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Travel through BWI Thurgood Marshall airport has significantly changed in the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
When four planes were hijacked by terrorists in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania, the way people travel in the United States was forever changed. Prior to 9/11, security screening procedures were left up to individual airlines, said Jonathan Dean, spokesman for BWI Thurgood Marshall airport. But in November 2001, the federal government established the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). According to the TSA website, the organization was created to do three things: take responsibility for all modes of transportation; recruit, assess, hire, train and deploy security officers for 450 commercial airports from Guam to Alaska within 12 months; and provide 100 percent screening of all…
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Among the nation's 25 busiest airports, survey found BWI tied for best wait time, clocking in at 5 minutes.
You won’t find people waiting around at BWI, according to a recent report. The Baltimore Business Journal reported Friday that Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport (BWI) is in a group with the shortest wait time among the nation’s 25 busiest airports, according to government reports. Airline ticketing company FareCompare.com compiled the wait times, which were available on various websites but not in one centralized location, it said. According to the compiled data, BWI passengers on average have a 5-minute wait in security lines. BWI tied with Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas International, Philadelphia International, Minneapolis-St. Paul International and Detroit Metropolitan Airport, where passengers averaged 5-minute wait times …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
A Carroll County man was arrested Tuesday after a handgun was detected in his carry-on luggage at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, the Baltimore Sun reported.
The Baltimore Sun reported that a Carroll County man was arrested and charged after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent detected a handgun in his carry-on luggage while going through screening at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Tuesday morning. Christopher Glen College, 44, of Hampstead was arrested when an X-ray machine operator noticed the 44-caliber handgun in his carry-on luggage, the Sun reported. Read the full article: baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bs-md-bwi-gun-20110803,0,7082538.story.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Will I ever get used to the airplanes flying overhead?
When I started planning my move from Washington, DC, to Glen Burnie back in the fall, I was excited about being close to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Though it has one drawback—one of these days I’m going to drive off the road out of fear that an airplane is going to land on my car. Upon settling in on the first night, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a light moving outside the window. It was a plane! How cool, I thought. While learning my way around town, I stumbled upon the Thomas A. Dixon Jr. Aircraft Observation Area where the planes seem so close that I feared one would land on my car. I remember pulling over to take a picture on my phone and posting it to my Facebook profile with the caption, “These planes are going to give …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Operation Welcome Home greeted about 240 troops on Monday at BWI airport with handshakes, applause and a basket of goods.
Patriotic fanfare blared from a stereo as a crowd filled with family, friends and veterans cheered for more than 200 U.S. troops arriving back home at Baltimore-Washington Airport on Monday. The international terminal at BWI was filled with the sounds of a small-scale parade as volunteers with Operation Welcome Home greeted the serviceman with handshakes, applause, cowbell clangs and a basket of goods. The organization has routinely offered a warm welcome to home-bound troops since it started in 2007, employing volunteers and donated goods from the community. On Monday, a father was reunited with his daughter and wife, and another man was welcomed back home by his grandfather, a military veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. BWI serves …