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Maryland Transportation System Performance Dashboard 2016 Annual Attainment Report Highlights

Goal: Economic Prosperity


  • Improve the movement of freight and support growth in the flow of goods within and through Maryland.
  • Facilitate opportunities for growth in jobs and business across the State.

Select a Measure:


What We Measure:

Annual number of air passengers at BWI Marshall Airport and number of nonstop destinations served.

Why We Measure:

Growth in air passenger traffic helps BWI Marshall Airport attract, retain and expand
air service, which means Maryland residents and businesses have more transportation choices and better access to more destinations.  Growth in the number of nonstop destinations served provides enhanced mobility options to passengers traveling to cities in the U.S. and around the world; increases the attractiveness of BWI Marshall as the airport of choice in the region; and reflects the success of MAA's marketing efforts to increase the competitiveness of BWI Marshall for business and leisure travel.

*2015 data is preliminary and subject to change

Performance Progress:

  • The number of total airline passengers at BWI Marshall increased in FY 2015 to 22.7 million (2.4% increase from 2014), setting an all-time FY record for total passengers
  • In FY 2015, the number of nonstop markets served was slightly higher than forecasted
  • Alaska Airlines began service at BWI Marshall in September 2014, WOW Air initiated service in May 2015 and Norwegian began service to two French Caribbean destinations in December 2015
  • In 2015, Southwest began service to three new international destinations from BWI Marshall: San Jose, Costa Rica; Liberia, Costa Rica; and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Future Strategies:

  • Meet with both potential new entrant and current carriers to promote potential new air service opportunities to BWI Marshall
  • Focus BWI Marshall advertising and awareness campaigns to passengers on the advantages and options the airport offers. Such services include air service options, parking, ease of access and ground transportation options
  • Continue to highlight BWI Marshall as the “easy come, easy go” gateway to Washington D.C.
  • Complete the D/E connector at BWI Marshall (104.7 million in the FY 2016–FY 2021 CTP for D/E connector at BWI Marshall)