Airline to serve Martha's Vineyard regularly from BWI...

BWI DIGEST

April 28, 2002

Airline to serve Martha's Vineyard regularly from BWI

Boston-Maine Airways will provide regular, scheduled air service between Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., beginning May 3,

Other routes will include Portsmouth, N.H., and White Plains, N.Y. Travelers can fly Boston-Maine Airways, an affiliate of Pan American Airways, to Martha's Vineyard on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the summer season. The airline will use 19-seat Jetstream 21 aircraft.

Passengers can book online at www.flypanam.com, by telephone at 800-FLYPANAM or through a travel agent.

Some runway closures due through next month

Periodic late-night and early morning runway closures are scheduled for 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. each Sunday through the end of next month to make airfield improvements at BWI Airport.

Lighting improvements and repairs will be made on Runways 10-28 and 15R-33L, which are used for commercial jet traffic. Runway 04-22 will be used during the closures. Flight schedules are greatly reduced during these times and should not be affected by the closures.

The Maryland Aviation Administration coordinates with the Federal Aviation Administration to limit periods of runway closures that affect communities near BWI.

For updates on runway closures and construction activity: Division of Aviation Noise and Abatement, 410-859-7021.

Construction to shut roadway to shuttle buses

Construction that is part of the curbside extension of Pier A will close the lower-level inner commercial roadway at BWI to large shuttle buses until Thursday.

Taxis, limousines and vans will be able to pass through the construction area.

Shuttle buses will drop off and pick up travelers at the outer curb of the roadway when transporting passengers between parking lots and the airport terminal. All shuttle buses are running on normal schedules.

Pier A's curbside extension and preparations for a new skybridge are part of the airport's $1.8 billion expansion program. Skybridges will provide access to every pier, and passengers will no longer need to cross the airport's roadway to reach the terminal when BWI's expansion is complete in 2006.

Construction updates and travel advice are available at the BWI Airport web site, www.bwiairport.com. For airport information: 800-I-FLY-BWI.

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