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Eileen Ambrose | July 3, 2012
Update: Spirit Airlines announced it would start twice daily nonstop flights from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale and daily nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth beginning on Sept. 6. Spirit's release said to check out its "insanely low fares. " But Baltimore passengers might also want to check out the airline's fees. The airline charges $45 for a single carry-on a bag, if you're purchasing this basic perk at the gate instead of in advance.  Beginning Nov. 6th, it will start charging $100. Now that's insane.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
Spirit Airlines will begin offering a seasonal service of daily, non-stop flights between Baltimore and Chicago this spring. The service will begin May 22 and last through Nov. 1, the airline announced Tuesday. The service will include a daily 8 a.m. departure from O'Hare International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, as well as a daily 8:55 p.m. departure from BWI to O'Hare, the airline said. The new route is the second Spirit has introduced at BWI in recent weeks.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2011
Just like many politicians, Spirit Airlines has no problem drawing attention to itself. The airline, based in Miramar, Fla., isn't shy about publicity. That's why it makes perfect sense that it would turn Rep. Anthony Weiner's recent Twitter troubles into fodder for a fare sale. Today, Spirit launched the 'Weiner Sale,' with fares starting at $9 one-way, absed on a round-trip purchase. In marketing the sale, the airline, which offers flights from Reagan National, barely showed any tongue in cheek.
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August 22, 2013
This past week, the Department of Justice sued to stop the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ( "Where was DOJ in Southwest - AirTran merger?" Aug. 15). One reason for the department's actions is because the merger would reduce competition at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport, where the combined airline would control 69 percent of the flights. At BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Southwest Airlines, which acquired AirTran Airways in 2011, has a combined market share of roughly 70 percent.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will be starting daily nonstop service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Las Vegas on April 25. The flight, announced Wednesday, will leave BWI at 7:30 p.m. and arrive in Las Vegas at 9:22 p.m. The return flight departs Las Vegas at 11:47 p.m. and lands at 7:20 a.m. Spirit, which shifted its operation to BWI from Reagan National Airport outside Washington last September, also...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Continuing its expansion in the Baltimore market, Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday a new non-stop daily route between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The service will run from May 1 through Nov. 1, officials said. Officials touted the Spirit's expansion, which also opens a new route between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Houston, as a benefit to local residents and tourists. "Continued growth from Spirit is good news for travelers from throughout the region," said Paul J. Wiedefeld, BWI's CEO, in a statement.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Just days after Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport learned it would lose three daily Southwest flights early next year, it rolled out the welcome mat for three new daily flights by Spirit Airlines. The first flight arrived Thursday morning at Concourse C, making the low-cost carrier the ninth domestic airline at BWI. The Florida-based airline is offering twice-daily round-trip service to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and a single daily flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "We have the legacy carriers - United, Delta, American - and we have the low-cost carriers that now includes Spirit.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
For the second time in 24 hours, an airline has announced its arrival at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will start twice-daily nonstop service Sept. 6 from BWI to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and daily nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth. The flights start at $77 round trip to Fort Lauderdale and $88 round trip to Dallas. Spirit is relocating its operations from Washington's Reagan National Airport to become the ninth domestic carrier to serve BWI. Southwest and AirTran are responsible for about 70 percent of the airport's traffic.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
A record 2.22 million passengers flew through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in July, a 0.8 percent increase to break the mark set in July 2011. Southwest Airlines, BWI's largest carrier, served 1.29 million passengers in July, 6.8 percent more than a year earlier. International passenger traffic rose 17.3 percent in July to 70,376 passengers and cargo shipments grew to 9,972 tons, an increase of 2.1 percent. This summer, the airport began two major projects: a $100 million upgrade of the oldest part of the terminal and a $40.3 million renovation of the longest runway.
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January 15, 2013
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will be adding daily nonstop seasonal service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Myrtle Beach International Airport beginning April 25. Spirit, based in Florida, operates Airbus A319 and A320 jets on its routes, with 145 to 178 seats each. The flight from Baltimore will depart at 10:45 a.m. The return from Myrtle Beach will depart at 5:20 p.m. Paul Wiedefeld, executive director of BWI Marshall, welcomed the addition, noting that the Myrtle Beach route opens a new nonstop market and gives Florida vacationers another option for low airfares.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will be starting daily nonstop service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Las Vegas on April 25. The flight, announced Wednesday, will leave BWI at 7:30 p.m. and arrive in Las Vegas at 9:22 p.m. The return flight departs Las Vegas at 11:47 p.m. and lands at 7:20 a.m. Spirit, which shifted its operation to BWI from Reagan National Airport outside Washington last September, also...
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January 15, 2013
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will be adding daily nonstop seasonal service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Myrtle Beach International Airport beginning April 25. Spirit, based in Florida, operates Airbus A319 and A320 jets on its routes, with 145 to 178 seats each. The flight from Baltimore will depart at 10:45 a.m. The return from Myrtle Beach will depart at 5:20 p.m. Paul Wiedefeld, executive director of BWI Marshall, welcomed the addition, noting that the Myrtle Beach route opens a new nonstop market and gives Florida vacationers another option for low airfares.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Just days after Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport learned it would lose three daily Southwest flights early next year, it rolled out the welcome mat for three new daily flights by Spirit Airlines. The first flight arrived Thursday morning at Concourse C, making the low-cost carrier the ninth domestic airline at BWI. The Florida-based airline is offering twice-daily round-trip service to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and a single daily flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "We have the legacy carriers - United, Delta, American - and we have the low-cost carriers that now includes Spirit.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
A record 2.22 million passengers flew through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in July, a 0.8 percent increase to break the mark set in July 2011. Southwest Airlines, BWI's largest carrier, served 1.29 million passengers in July, 6.8 percent more than a year earlier. International passenger traffic rose 17.3 percent in July to 70,376 passengers and cargo shipments grew to 9,972 tons, an increase of 2.1 percent. This summer, the airport began two major projects: a $100 million upgrade of the oldest part of the terminal and a $40.3 million renovation of the longest runway.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2012
With Labor Day still a few weeks away, the time to make Thanksgiving travel plans seems as far off as the Curiosity rover. This year, however, if you snooze, you lose. Airfares are climbing with no leveling-off in sight. The cheapest fares likely are the ones you're seeing now. And if you hope Amtrak will supply a cheaper alternative, forget it. The smallest sliver of promise is that airlines over the next 10 days may offer lower fares on a meager number of seats for Thanksgiving week - fringe-time seats such as the morning bleary-eye flight or the red-eye express.
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Eileen Ambrose | July 3, 2012
Update: Spirit Airlines announced it would start twice daily nonstop flights from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale and daily nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth beginning on Sept. 6. Spirit's release said to check out its "insanely low fares. " But Baltimore passengers might also want to check out the airline's fees. The airline charges $45 for a single carry-on a bag, if you're purchasing this basic perk at the gate instead of in advance.  Beginning Nov. 6th, it will start charging $100. Now that's insane.
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By This column was compiled from dispatches by Sun reporters | February 23, 2008
Maryland : Earnings Ore reports loss for 4Q of $8.8 million Ore Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Gene Logic Inc., said yesterday that its quarterly loss increased as it made the transition from a genomics company to one finding new uses for current drugs. The Gaithersburg company reported a net loss of $8.8 million, or 28 cents per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. That was compared with a net loss of $5 million, or 16 cents per share, for the quarter a year ago. The 2007 losses included $3.9 million associated with the sale of its genomics information business.
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August 22, 2013
This past week, the Department of Justice sued to stop the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ( "Where was DOJ in Southwest - AirTran merger?" Aug. 15). One reason for the department's actions is because the merger would reduce competition at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport, where the combined airline would control 69 percent of the flights. At BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Southwest Airlines, which acquired AirTran Airways in 2011, has a combined market share of roughly 70 percent.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
For the second time in 24 hours, an airline has announced its arrival at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will start twice-daily nonstop service Sept. 6 from BWI to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and daily nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth. The flights start at $77 round trip to Fort Lauderdale and $88 round trip to Dallas. Spirit is relocating its operations from Washington's Reagan National Airport to become the ninth domestic carrier to serve BWI. Southwest and AirTran are responsible for about 70 percent of the airport's traffic.
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