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It's OK, BWI: New international routes will come sometime

Icelandair is dumping BWI, leaving the airport even more bereft of international routes. But I believe things will turn around. BWI is in a sweet spot to benefit from European airline deregulation, starting with the opening of London's Heathrow Airport next year. Up until now, only British Airways, Virgin, United Airlines and American Airlines were allowed to fly to the United States from Heathrow. Everybody else had to use Gatwick or other 2nd-grade airports. With European deregulation, BWI and its huge, barely-used international wing should look attractive. With luck discount European carriers will schedule BWI service and then code share with JetBlue, AirTran etc. for domestic connections. From a recent Barron's story:

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