3 New Flights From BWI Airport Go To Mountain, Beach Getaways


Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will soon offer flights to Colorado Springs, Belize and Tampa Bay. A Southwest Airlines plane is pictured above at BWI Airport on June 6. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

LINTHICUM, MD - There are three new flights at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Southwest is flying from BWI Airport to mountainous Colorado Springs and tropical Belize. Frontier also added service to beachy Tampa Bay.

"BWI Marshall Airport is the fourth-busiest airport in the Southwest system, and its largest on the east coast," BWI Airport spokesperson Jonathan Dean said in a Thursday press release. "The carrier offers nonstop service to more than 70 domestic and international destinations from BWI Marshall. There are more than 5,300 Southwest employees at their local station."

Southwest's daily Colorado Springs flight, announced on Thursday, will launch on June 4, 2024 with fares starting at $178 one-way. 

Southwest's weekly Belize flight, announced on Aug. 3, first flies on March 9, 2024 with one-way tickets as low as $227.

Frontier's daily flight to Tampa Bay, announced on Aug. 23, takes off on Nov. 16 with a promo one-way fare of $39.

“We’re thrilled to expand our nonstop offerings across our network,” Daniel Shurz, Frontier's senior vice president of commercial, said in an Aug. 23 press release. “Along with more routes to Florida, new service to Mexico and the Dominican Republic is also on the horizon. As we get closer to winter, now is the time to start planning those tropical getaways. Getting there is easier and more convenient than ever thanks to Frontier’s ‘Low Fares Done Right.’”

Southwest celebrated 30 years of its service at BWI Airport on Sept. 15.

The airline is now building a maintenance hangar at BWI. This will be Southwest's first maintenance hangar in the northeast part of the U.S.

Dean said the hangar is one of "two major construction projects at BWI Marshall that will help the airline continue its success here." 

The airport spokesperson also pointed to concourse improvements as a boon for Southwest.

"The A/B Connector and Baggage Handling System project will add a direct connection between concourses A and B, create a sophisticated new baggage handling system, and add new concessions and other passenger amenities," Dean said in his release. "It's the largest capital project in the history of the airport."

Five new businesses also opened at the airport this summer. The BWI Business Partnership on July 7 announced that these establishments would debut as part of the 2023 Launch Pad program for small, local and minority businesses. 

  • Different Regard
  • Pamper Me Please Travel Spa
  • Drama Mama Bookshop
  • Zaaf
  • Abrin Beauty

Passenger traffic at BWI Airport has returned to pre-pandemic levels. The 35,745 departing passengers on Sept. 22 marked the airport's busiest day since late 2019.

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