Airlines planning additional flights from BWI Airport

BWI Digest

May 08, 2000

Airlines continue to add flights and destinations from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, continuing a growth trend, airport officials said.

Southwest opened new service to Albany, N.Y., yesterday and plans to begin flying from BWI to Houston, Austin and Indianapolis in July. An extension of Pier B will be completed soon, providing 10 additional gates for Southwest.

United will add a second daily flight from BWI to Los Angeles next month and increase its number of flights to Denver this summer. American added four flights to Chicago last month, and America West added an additional flight to its home base in Phoenix.

Airport sets March record for number of passengers

More than 1.6 million people flew in and out of BWI in March, a record for the month and the third-highest monthly passenger count in the airport's history.

Overall passenger traffic increased by 15.8 percent in March, compared with the same month a year ago. Domestic travelers using BWI increased by 15.8 percent, and international traffic moved steadily upward by 6 percent.

Commercial air service reached 4.1 million passengers for the first quarter of this year, a 15 percent increase over the same period last year. Frontier Airline service to Denver grew by 115 percent in March. Southwest carried 518,927 passengers in March, continuing to lead the way as BWI's busiest airline. Internationally, Air Aruba, Air Jamaica and Air Ontario posted double-digit growth rates.

Employers to set up at BWI for career fair May 18

Employers representing 46 industries will attend the second BWI Career Fair. Companies will interview prospective employees and answer questions from noon to 6 p.m. May 18 in BWI's international pier.

In addition to the employers that provide services at BWI -- airlines, rental car operators, food service, retail, banking, fire-rescue and security -- representatives from the real estate, homebuilding and hotel industries will attend.

Several state agencies, U.S. Customs, local and state police and telecommunications and employment agencies will participate.

Airport officials are encouraging BWI Career Fair participants to use light rail, which stops outside the lower level of the international pier. Admission to the BWI Career Fair is free, and job seekers may register on the day of the event. If special accommodations are needed or for further information, call the Maryland Aviation Administration, 410-859-7725.

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