When WYPR on-air personality Diane Finlayson and her husband, Maarten Calon, return from their island vacation in the Caribbean on Tuesday, they will be met by an unusual welcome committee ¿ a friend armed with boots, gloves, brooms and a heavy-duty snow shovel. Calon and Finlayson had been scheduled to return to Baltimore from Curacao on Saturday on American Airlines.
Serial entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen launched WOW Air three years ago with an eye on entering the emerging market for ultra-low-cost flights between the U.S. and Europe — with his native Iceland as a well-positioned connection in between.
Across the region on Thursday, those who had someplace to be — other than the neighborhood bar or their home telework station — tossed aside set schedules and their best-laid plans for whatever alternatives were still on the table amid the season's latest winter treatment: more sleet, ice and the fluffy white stuff.
The head of Southwest Airlines told a packed room of local business leaders on Friday that BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will be a "focal point" for the airline's continued expansion into international markets.
After what felt like a long wait, operators of the commercial unmanned aircraft say the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed rules are a good compromise that will eliminate uncertainty while ending some practices like flying at night.
The confession of NBC news anchor Brian Williams that he lied — or as he put it "conflated" — about being aboard an Army helicopter shot down in Iraq in 2003 has revived the issue of a prominent television journalist's credibility, especially one sitting almost as an icon in one of today's coveted network anchor chairs.
When Orkun Ayrac first started working downtown delivery routes for HomeSlyce Pizza Bar about a year and a half ago, he was filling his gas tank three times a week at nearly $60 a pop. Today, he crisscrosses Baltimore's streets for about 40 bucks a fill-up.
High demand for cheap seats on planned flights this summer from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Iceland and beyond to Europe has prompted airliner WOW Air to move up the start of its newly scheduled route and offer the service year round.
I'm a junior at the University of Maryland. I just purchased a plane ticket for my third trip down to the beautiful country of Honduras. In these three years, I've traveled to Honduras twice, helped to build two different schools for underprivileged youth and participated in numerous fundraising events on campus to help raise money to complete the building of other schools in Honduras. Bake sales, date auctions, and even a special 5K run in the spring to honor a member of UMD SHH that has passed
By By Brandon Funk and Special to the Community Times
Fliers arriving to the Baltimore region this holiday season may notice smoother descents into BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, while residents in Towson and other area suburbs might hear a bit less noise overhead.
In the last couple months, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has been on something of an international hot streak, with officials cheerily announcing new routes abroad just as they prepare to begin a $125 million expansion of the airport's international wing.
As part of its introduction of new routes starting this summer between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and several European cities via its home base of Reykjavik, Icelandic airline WOW Air is pushing some major deals.
Departments across the country are increasingly exploring uses for the technology, including Baltimore County police, where officials have discussed with a local company to view a drone, though they say they are still in the exploratory stages.
When she's winging it, Beverly Bleything finds herself in the limelight. The South Laurel resident, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, is a magnet for commentary from curious passengers whose safety, first and foremost, she is there to emphasize and re-emphasize.
Brian Power-Waters, whose boyhood dream of becoming an aviator led to a long career as a military and commercial pilot and, at age 78, took him back to the skies in ultralight planes and hang gliders, died July 21 after surgery at Shore Medical Center in Chestertown. He was 91.
Jeffrey Low, the father of a Baltimore-born Israeli soldier who was wounded in Gaza over the weekend, was flying to Tel Aviv to see his son on Tuesday when the news came: Ben Gurion Airport was under attack, and his flight was diverting to Paris.
Parasailing has grown in popularity in recent years, but so have the number of fatal and near-fatal accidents. A federal agency said this week that licensing and regulations are needed keep customers safe.
An elaborate sendoff for three Southwest Airlines flights to the Caribbean from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Tuesday morning will mark the official entry of the largest domestic carrier in the United States into the international airline market. It will also signal the growing Anne Arundel County airport's hopeful ascendance as a major hub for domestic travelers looking to hop overseas.