The Airport Administration Office is responsible for operating, maintaining and developing the Port of Bellingham's airport facilities in order to meet the air transportation needs of the community and the region while providing a high standard of customer service and maintaining the highest levels of safety and convenience for the public.
Bellingham International Airport (BLI) is a full service commercial airport located in Whatcom County, approximately 3 miles N.W. of the city limits of Bellingham Washington. The airport is situated approximately 90 miles north of Seattle and 20 miles south of the U.S. / Canada Peace Arch Border crossing, located in Blaine Washington.
Bellingham International Airport accommodates more then 800,000 travelers each year, serving the commercial, general aviation and corporate air transportation needs of the region.
Parking at Bellingham International Airport
Choose convenience and reliability by parking on-site at Bellingham International Airport (BLI) . The Port of Bellingham works with SP+ , a leading national provider of parking facility management services, to provide friendly, convenient, and dependable service to all Airport customers. The Port of Bellingham also offers the closest parking lots to the airport terminal, with half of the available parking spaces located directly in front of the terminal building.
Bellingham International Airport (BLI) is committed to being a good neighbor by recognizing that there are residential areas around the airport that are sensitive to aircraft noise. We also recommend that pilots read and follow guidelines created by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and National Business Aviation Association . The following noise abatement procedures are in effect at BLI:
- Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Noise Abatement Procedures – There may be cases when VFR aircraft are unable to follow these procedures due to tower direction, traffic, weather, training requirements, or emergency procedures.
- Departures – Runway 16: Fly runway heading to shoreline before commencing turns.
- Arrivals – Runway 16: Follow published traffic pattern procedures.
- Departures – Runway 34: Fly runway heading to freeway before commencing turn.
- Arrivals – Runway 34: Fly base leg over water, fly final leg to cross shoreline on runway centerline.
- Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Noise Abatement Procedures – IFR noise abatement procedures are in accordance with the FAA published Standard Instrument Departures, published non-standard IFR departure, published standard instrument arrival and missed approach procedures and standard radar vectors as directed by Vancouver Area Control Center.