Southwest Airlines today announced that service on three international routes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) would shift from AirTran Airways to Southwest on July 1, 2014. Nonstop service between BWI Marshall and Aruba, Montego Bay, and Nassau will be Southwest flights starting July 1.
“This is an important first step as Southwest Airlines officially makes the move to the international market,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall. “The significant move by Southwest is important for BWI Marshall and our customers. We look forward to working with Southwest in coming years as the airline grows its international service.”
International passenger traffic has grown steadily in recent years at BWI Marshall. In 2012, international passengers grew by 21 percent at BWI Marshall. International passenger traffic increased by nearly 20 percent in the past twelve months through November 2013.