| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Flights from Baltimore to Cancun will be offered under the Southwest Airlines banner starting in August, as the airline continues to rebrand routes formerly flown under AirTran Airways.
The airline recently announced similar changes on flights from...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Fewer fliers passed through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2013 than in the previous year, ending a three-year streak of record-setting travel at the state's largest airport.
The decline of 0.8 percent, announced by...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Southwest Airlines won 54 slots recently vacated amid federal litigation at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, expanding its already-large presence in the region.
The airline said its pending growth at Reagan, where its number of daily...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Southwest Airlines will begin offering non-stop flights between Baltimore and Dallas in October, the airline said Monday.
Southwest is based in Dallas, and is the largest carrier at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
A federal law, the Wright amendment, has...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Southwest Airlines will make its first international flights July 1, including flights between Baltimore and Aruba, the Bahamas and Jamaica, as the carrier takes over routes flown by subsidiary AirTran Airways.
Daily flights will operate between...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Southwest Airlines has joined the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, giving trusted fliers access to a quicker and less invasive path through security at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The airline, which is BWI's largest carrier,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Audrey Stone doesn't hesitate when asked how long current contract negotiations will last between Southwest Airlines and the flight attendants union she leads.
"As long as it takes," Stone said on a recent morning in Baltimore — a city she has...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:51 PM
The O'Malley administration is launching a three-year, $125 million construction project that will set the table for more international flights from BWI Marshall Airport.
The plans appear to dovetail with the likely move of the airport's largest...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I feel compelled to highlight the hypocrisy in the decision of the Justice Department to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. While I don't have a position one way or the other on the merger, I think the government's stance is comical...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
This past week, the Department of Justice sued to stop the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ("Where was DOJ in Southwest-AirTran merger?" Aug. 15).
One reason for the department's actions is because the merger would reduce competition...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:42 PM
A Texas man was indicted in federal court Thursday amid accusations he unsuccessfully tried to open the emergency hatch on an in-air flight from Baltimore to Austin earlier this week, prosecutors said.
Randolph B. Robinson, 63, of Austin, was indicted...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Security checkpoints at the two busiest concourses at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will be temporarily closed at separate times this week to allow for construction, officials said.
The two checkpoints serve airline gates for Southwest Airlines and its...