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Maryland Transportation System Performance Dashboard 2018 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 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 Airport as the airport of choice in the region, and reflects the success of MDOT MAA’s marketing efforts to increase the competitiveness of BWI Marshall Airport for business and leisure travel.

Why Did Performance Change?

  • BWI Marshall broke monthly passenger records every month in FY 2017; the total passengers increased 4.1% to nearly 25.9 million, an all-time fiscal year record for the airport 
  • New service at BWI Marshall Airport from three carriers increased the number of nonstop markets served in the fiscal year
  • Saw new nonstop and additional nonstop services from Allegiant Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Spirit and Southwest Airlines
  • BWI Marshall continues to compare favorably with its peer airports on non-airline revenue per enplaned passenger. However, MDOT MAA is monitoring an increase in connecting passengers for its effect on non-airline revenue, as connecting passengers spend less money at the airport than local passengers do

What Are Future Performance Strategies?

  • Continue to meet with both potential new entrant and current carriers to promote potential new air service opportunities to BWI Marshall Airport
  • Focus BWI Marshall Airport advertising and awareness campaigns to passengers on the advantages and options the airport offers, including air service options, parking and ease of access, and ground transportation options
  • Continue parking strategies to increase overall parking revenues
  • Work in conjunction with BWI Marshall Airport’s master concessionaire to enhance the existing retail, food and beverage concessions in the terminal by adding new locally and nationally recognized concepts