BWI Marshall Airport Welcomes Contour Airlines
New Airline Launching Service Between BWI Marshall and Macon-Bibb County, Georgia
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) today welcomed the start of service from Contour Airlines, a new carrier for the airport. Contour initiated service today between BWI Marshall Airport and Middle Georgia Regional Airport, in Macon, Georgia.
“As we continue to grow airline service, we welcome Contour Airlines,” said Ricky Smith, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport. “We know visitors from central Georgia will appreciate this efficient service. And we’re pleased to offer a new destination for our local customers.”
Contour Airways offers 12 weekly roundtrip flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Macon. The flights are on the airline’s 30-seat ERJ-135 jet aircraft. Tickets for the Contour Airlines service are available for purchase at http://contourairlines.com/ or 1-800-33-Contour.
A delegation of 30 government and business leaders from Macon-Bibb County, Georgia was on the first Contour flight that arrived at BWI Marshall Airport this morning. The visitors were eager to experience the quick, convenient access to Maryland and the National Capital region, where they later traveled via MARC train.
“We are delighted to be directly connected with our nation’s capital and that BWI Marshall Airport offers easy connectivity to the entire area, as well as the rest of the country,” says Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert A.B. Reichert. “Adding Contour Airlines’ passenger service to the Middle Georgia Regional Airport is a great chance for people in the regions to learn more about each other."
MDOT MTA’s fast, affordable MARC Train service provides “ easy come, easy go” travel from BWI Marshall Airport to Washington, D.C., with multiple schedule options during weekday rush hours and frequent weekend service to Union Station.
“The trip on MARC Train takes just 36 minutes,” said MDOT MTA Deputy Administrator Suhair Al Khatib. “Centrally located, Union Station also provides easy access to a host of attractions in the nation’s capital as well as federal government agencies.
BWI Marshall Airport continues to set records for passenger traffic, with new airlines and service to new markets. The airport established a new annual record for passenger traffic in 2016, with 25.1 million passengers. Through June 2017, BWI Marshall Airport has posted 24-straight monthly passenger records.