Southwest Airlines announced plans today to add international service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and San Jose del Cabo / Los Cabos, Mexico starting in June 2015. The destination is a new international market for BWI Marshall. The airline plans to offer the new international service one day per week, on Saturdays starting June 13, 2015.
“We welcome this announcement as Southwest Airlines continues to grow its international product at BWI Marshall,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer of BWI Marshall Airport. “Airlines are adding international service as we focus on improving the airport for our customers and creating new international opportunities.”
San Jose del Cabo / Los Cabos would be the seventh international destination served by Southwest Airlines from BWI Marshall. In July, Southwest Airlines launched its first-ever scheduled international flights. The airline currently serves five international markets from BWI Marshall—Aruba, Montego Bay, Nassau, Cancun, and Punta Cana. Southwest will add service in March 2015 to San José, Costa Rica.
The announcement today from Southwest Airlines is the third new international route for BWI Marshall announced in recent weeks. In September, Southwest announced it would start service to San José, Costa Rica. WOW air announced last month that it would add service to Iceland with connections beyond to other European cities starting in June 2015.
International passenger traffic has grown steadily in recent years at BWI Marshall. Construction work on the BWI Marshall D/E Connector program will begin in coming months. This multi-phase development will support additional international service. The D/E Connector program will: construct a new secure connector between Concourse D and Concourse E, create a new security checkpoint to serve domestic and international travelers and configure airline gates to support additional international flights.