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  • Spirit Airlines adds new Chicago route at BWI

    Spirit Airlines adds new Chicago route at BWI
    Spirit Airlines will begin offering a seasonal service of daily, non-stop flights between Baltimore and Chicago this spring. The service will begin May 22 and last through Nov. 1, the airline announced Tuesday. The service will include a daily 8 a.m....
  • BWI traffic dips for first time in years, despite international travel surge

    BWI traffic dips for first time in years, despite international travel surge
    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...
  • Snow puts damper on destination wedding, adds to travel woes

    Snow puts damper on destination wedding, adds to travel woes
    Melanie Over and Josh Rosella had been planning this day for over a year. Only their plan was to be spending it on a Jamaican beach, getting ready for their wedding, not sweating it out at the airport with most of their wedding party and guests, stuck...
  • As TSA reviews safety, weapons keep piling up at BWI

    As TSA reviews safety, weapons keep piling up at BWI
    The armed gunman walked up to a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport and fatally shot a TSA officer and wounded three other people before being shot by responding police. The events earlier this month...
  • Southwest to offer new West Coast flights out of BWI

    Southwest to offer new West Coast flights out of BWI
    Two new West Coast destinations will begin popping up on Southwest Airlines departure boards in Baltimore in June: Oakland, Calif., and Portland, Ore. While Southwest only issues its flight plans per month — its June schedule came out Monday &#...
  • Southwest sees on-time flight performance drop, but statistics questioned

    Southwest sees on-time flight performance drop, but statistics questioned
    Southwest Airlines, BWI Marshall's largest carrier, saw a larger-than-usual percentage of flights delayed in recent months — which it blamed on weather conditions along the East Coast. Those federal aviation statistics also showed Southwest had...
  • North Pole fantasy flight lifts spirits of ill and disabled children [Column]

    North Pole fantasy flight lifts spirits of ill and disabled children [Column]
    On a Saturday morning in December, well before the sun was up, 3-year-old Bobby Mercado was up and ready to go. His destination: the North Pole. First came the long drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, a ride which, despite light traffic,...
  • New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers

    New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers
    A $1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress late Thursday — averting another shutdown by funding the government through October — directs tens of millions of dollars to the port of Baltimore and will keep airport control towers open...
  • Four to 10 inches of snow possible in Tuesday's snowstorm

    Four to 10 inches of snow possible in Tuesday's snowstorm
    As snow started to fall across Maryland, highway officials urged people to stay off the roads, schools and offices closed, and flights were delayed. By early afternoon, multiple accidents and backups were reported throughout the area. The National...
  • TSA seizes record number of guns in 2013

    TSA seizes record number of guns in 2013
    The Transportation Security Administration identified and seized more firearms at U.S. airports in 2013 than in any year since records have been kept — including more than two dozen at airports in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area....
  • Southwest to make first international flights as it takes over AirTran routes

    Southwest to make first international flights as it takes over AirTran routes
    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...
  • TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI

    TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI
    More security lines will be opened under the TSA PreCheck program at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport starting Tuesday, giving trusted travelers another option for expedited screening. Travelers who sign-up and qualify for the program are allowed to move...