Midwest storm disrupts travel out of BWI

Lingering effects of bad weather in the midwest a few days ago were fouling up travel out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Saturday, a spokesman for Southwest Airlines said. Dan Landson said the airline — with more daily flights out of BWI than any other carrier — was having to cancel and delay departures, as the system recovers from a snowstorm in Chicago on Thursday that grounded or delayed many flights into and out of Baltimore.

Landson could not say what percentage of more than 230 daily nonstop BWI departures have been affected, but he did say the airline is bracing for further potential complications as extreme cold weather is expected to hit the midwest in the next few days. He said bad weather in the Northeast this week has not created as many problems as the airline anticipated.

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