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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 CDP Linthicum 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. The airport is named after Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native who was the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

BWI is a focus city for Southwest Airlines, and is the busiest airport in the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. A record 21.9 million passengers traveled through BWI in 2010, an increase of 4.7% over the previous year, with July being the busiest month ever in the airport’s history. This made BWI the 24th busiest airport of North America in 2010. The airport was also ranked 47th in the world in total aircraft movements in 2008.

In 2010, BWI was ranked as the best airport of its size (15–25 mil. passengers) in the world by the Airports Council International based on its 2009 Airport Service Quality survey. The airport also won second place for North American airports in the “Best Food and Beverage Program” of the 2010 Richard A. Griesbach Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest, sponsored by the Airports Council International.

Police service’s provided by the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Force, a State Police Force of 500 fully trained and sworn sworn men and women. The MDTA Police is full service police force, but formed specifically to provide these service Transportation Assets and Homeland Security.

Terminals

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has five concourses, though Concourses A and B were essentially merged into a single concourse in the renovations completed in 2005. The Maryland Aviation Administration has its headquarters on the third floor of the terminal building.
Passenger concourses

Concourses A and B have 26 gates: A1 to A11 and B1 to B15.
Southwest Airlines is the only tenant of Concourse A and both Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways share Concourse B.

Concourse C has 14 gates: C1 to C14.
The tenants of the concourse are AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Concourse C is connected to Concourses A/B by a secure connector.

Concourse D has 38 gates: D1 to D5, D7, D8, D10 to D16, D21 to D42, D46, and D47.
It serves Air Canada Express Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, US Airways, and United Airlines. The far end of Concourse D is built at ground level to serve small regional planes. Gates D30-D35 and D38-D47 are blocked off to passengers with a temporary wall.

Concourse E has 6 gates: E1 to E4, E6, and E8.
Officially known as the Governor William Donald Schaefer International Terminal, AirTran Airways (international arrivals that are not pre-cleared), British Airways, and Condor. All international arrivals from non-pre-cleared destinations and all charter airlines are handled at Concourse E. The Air Mobility Command has a post in Concourse E flying active service troops out to worldwide destinations.

Airline lounges

British Airways contracts the Chesapeake Club Lounge in Concourse E, near entrance to the concourse, for use by its elite and Club World passengers.
The USO operates a lounge on the lower level of the Terminal between Concourses D and E for United States military personnel and their families.
Airspace Lounge opened on May 7, 2011.