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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Welcomes New Transcontinental Service from Southwest Airlines

Seasonal Service to New Markets Portland, OR and Oakland, CA Will Start in June 2014

An updated spring 2014 flight schedule for Southwest Airlines will add nonstop transcontinental service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and two west coast markets—Portland, Oregon and Oakland, California. The seasonal service will begin June 8. The new service from Southwest was announced today as part of the airline’s June 2014 schedule update.

“This new service from Southwest Airlines means more flight options for our business and leisure travelers,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer of BWI Marshall. “The new transcontinental flights will also offer our west coast customers excellent access to Maryland and the entire National Capital region. The new service will help BWI Marshall continue to drive transportation, economic development, and tourism.”

Southwest Airlines is BWI Marshall’s largest airline. Southwest, along with its wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, serves 70.7 percent of BWI Marshall passenger traffic. Portland is a new market for BWI Marshall, and the new service to Oakland will complement other Bay Area flights to San Francisco.