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BWI plans second direct connection to Europe

BWI plans second direct connection to Europe

For the first time in more than a decade, air travelers will be able to board a scheduled commercial jet at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport next summer and fly to continental Europe.

BWI officials and Condor Airlines announced Monday that Germany's third-largest carrier will begin twice-a-week service to Frankfurt starting July 2. The seasonal Monday and Thursday flights, scheduled to continue into October, will be the first direct, scheduled connection between BWI and the continent since 1999.

The flights mark the latest move in BWI's checkered campaign to develop a robust international service. For the past dozen years, many foreign carriers...