Rouse and Company radio show highlights BWI job...

BWI Digest

March 27, 2000

Rouse and Company radio show highlights BWI job opportunities

The variety and diversity of employment opportunities at Baltimore-Washington International Airport will be showcased on today's live broadcast of the Rouse and Company show on WQSR-FM 105.7. The show will be aired from 5: 30 a.m. to 10 a.m. from the airport's Observation Gallery.

As radio personality Steve Rouse weathers his "mid-life crisis" and looks for a new career, he'll interview representatives from, among others, Southwest Airlines, British Airways, the USO, Maryland Aviation Administration and U.S. Customs. BWI is the first of several venues the radio station will visit during the "job search."

Web site, telephone line list carriers

BWI Airport officials remind travelers to access its Web site, www.bwiair port.com, or call 1-800-I FLY for help determining which carriers serve their destination city if an airline shutdown or other disruption should occur.

Officials said that about 77 of 350 daily flights in and out of BWI are U.S. Airways, including MetroJet jet service, and 70 daily commuter flights are operated by U.S. Airways Express. Together with the commuter service, U.S. Airways accounts for about 30 percent of BWI's business, airport officials said.

Travelers coming to BWI from other airports in search of alternatives can use Amtrak service along the East Coast to and from the BWI rail station and Maryland Rail Commuter trains with a free five-minute shuttle ride to the airport terminal.

The SuperShuttle door-to-door van service is also available to and from suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, as well as taxis and limos.

Md. teen finishes second in national contest

BWI and the Maryland Aviation Administration announced that one of its regional 2000 National Aviation Art Contest winners has won second place in the national competition entered by 14,000 students.

Ben Jadeleza, 17, of Keedyville, Washington County, was one of nine national winners, placing in the division for 14 to 17-year-olds. MVA's director of regional aviation, Bruce Mundie, coordinated the regional section of the event, sponsored by the National Association of State Aviation Officials. National winners in this year's competition, "Flight into the Future," will be honored tonight during ceremonies at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

The winning art, which can be viewed on NASAO's Web site, www.nasao.org/news, will be entered in the international contest in May in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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