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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Welcomes New Service to Tucson, Arizona

Southwest Airlines to offer nonstop service starting February 12

Southwest Airlines announced today that it will begin seasonal service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) and Tucson International Airport. The daily nonstop service will begin February 12.

“We are pleased that Southwest will offer this service to Tucson, a new market for BWI Marshall,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport. “Southern Arizona is a beautiful, vibrant region that offers visitors a rich history, beautiful scenery, outstanding recreation, and excellent shopping and museums.”

The new Southwest service announced today is the only nonstop airline service between the Washington-Baltimore region and Tucson.

“This new, wintertime nonstop option between Southern Arizona and our largest airport operation in the Northeast gives our Tucson customers many more options for one-stop and connecting service through Baltimore/Washington,” said Brad Hawkins, spokesman for Southwest Airlines.

Bookings for the new service are available now for the following flight schedule:

  BWI Marshall Arrival BWI Marshall Departure
Weekdays 10:00 a.m. 8:10 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:10 a.m. 7:20 p.m.

Southwest Airlines is BWI Marshall’s largest airline, serving more than 55 percent of the Airport’s passenger traffic. For December 2011, Southwest offers nonstop service to 46 markets from BWI Marshall.

Jonathan Dean