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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. departure from O'Hare International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, as well as a daily 8:55 p.m. departure from BWI to O'Hare, the airline said.

The new route is the second Spirit has introduced at BWI in recent weeks. The airline also plans to offer a new route between Baltimore and Minneapolis-St. Paul beginning May 1.

In a statement, Paul Wiedefeld, BWI's chief executive officer, said the new service "highlights the strength and value" of the airport's flier market.

Spirit also announced a new route between Chicago and Portland.

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