Just in time for the busy holiday travel period, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has installed charging kiosks to provide power for passengers’ electronic devices.
The new charging stations added during this holiday season are part of an ongoing effort by BWI Marshall to add charging capacity for travelers. Earlier this year, BWI Marshall updated electrical outlets throughout the terminal to include USB ports, essentially doubling the charging capacity of the outlets. The Airport included charging stations in recent improvements to the Observation Gallery, and a number of airlines at BWI Marshall also provide extensive charging stations in gate holdroom areas, including Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. BWI Marshall is working to add additional charging capacity in other parts of the terminal.
“These charging stations will allow our travelers to stay connected during the busy holiday travel season,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer of BWI Marshall. “A convenient power source is an important amenity for modern travel. The charging kiosks add an improved level of service for our customers.”
The new charging stations are located in the A/B baggage claim area for Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways, and in the International Terminal lounge seating area. The charging kiosks were created by Baltimore-based NV3 Technologies. The innovative NTC-32 units include multiple connections to charge up to 10 electronic devices and a shelf to hold cell phones, tablets, or other devices during charging. The units provide adapters to charge a variety of different devices simultaneously. The kiosks are designed to provide passengers with a quick charge for their personal electronic devices.
Last year, PCWorld magazine reported that BWI Marshall was among the best U.S. airports for tech travelers. The magazine ranked BWI Marshall among the Top 10 “techiest” airports in the U.S.