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How Many Airports are There in Maryland?

There are 33 airports in Maryland for the public to use and 112 private airports. Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is the busiest in the state, counting around 13 million passengers passing through each year. It holds the majority of all air traffic in Maryland, being the only one airport in the state that welcomes millions of passengers every year. Its on-time arrival performance is 80.61, compared to 79.99% of the average in the U.S. The on-time departure performance is 77.29%, compared to 81.56% of the average in the country. Apart from this airport, there are no other international airports in Maryland.

Welcoming nearly 23 thousand passengers annually, Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) is the smallest in the state.

The state of Maryland owns and operates two airports: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Martin State Airport (MTN).

All Maryland airports handle around 13.4 million passengers every year, contributing 1.5% to the total air traffic in the U.S.

List of Airports in Maryland

  • 1. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). It is a hub for Southwest Airlines that serves more than half of all flights in the airport. Being among the biggest airports in the country, it attracts passengers from Richmond, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia. In 2020, it served 11.2 million travelers. Covering 3,160 acres of land, it’s also the biggest airport on the Maryland airports map.
  • 2. Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR). This public airport is owned by Washington County. In 2020, it served 28.5 thousand passengers (14.5 thousand of them flew to Sanford). It currently works with only one airline, Allegiant Air.
  • 3. Salisbury–Ocean City–Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY). It’s the only commercial airport on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with daily scheduled flights. American Eagle operates the majority of flights. On average, it has around 64 thousand enplanements every year. The most popular destination is Philadelphia.
  • 4. Martin State Airport (MTN). It is a joint civil-military public use airport that serves different general aviation and commercial operators. Having around 180 enplanements per year, it’s one of the smallest public airports in Maryland.
  • 5. Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK). The City of Frederick owns this general aviation airport. There are 235 aircraft based on the field. It’s also the home of the Experimental Aircraft Association. The airport has two paved runways.

Which Airlines Fly to Maryland?

There are three American airlines that serve most home flights in Maryland airports:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines

Foreign airlines that operate international flights out of Baltimore/Washington International Airport are:

  • Air Canada Express
  • Air Senegal
  • British Airways
  • Condor
  • Icelandair
  • Play


According to internet query statistics, the most popular destinations from the airports in Maryland are the following:

  • Washington
  • Salisbury
  • Baltimore
  • Hagerstown

Maryland Aviation History

Maryland has a rich aviation history dating back to the 18th century. In 1784, there was registered the very first manned flight in a balloon. In 1927, Maryland passed the Uniform State Law for Aeronautics. Then, there was established the State Aviation Commission that licensed aviators, established air traffic rules, etc. In 1970, this commission became a part of the Department of Transportation. Later, the State Aviation Administration started to rule the Friendship International Airport. Since 1989, the Administration has been known as the Maryland Aviation Administration.