Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today welcomed the announcement that Norwegian Air Shuttle will start nonstop seasonal service to Martinique and Guadeloupe. Norwegian will operate the service with two roundtrip flights per week between BWI Marshall and both destinations, starting in December.
“This announcement further enhances our presence in the international marketplace,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall. “Norwegian is a premier, global low-cost airline that is adding more choices and more flight options for our passengers. We continue working aggressively to boost international service.”
International passenger traffic has grown steadily in recent years at BWI Marshall. For the first four months of 2015, international passengers increased 22.5 percent over the same period last year. With the announcement today, Norwegian would become the third new international airline added at BWI Marshall this year. In May, WOW air started service between BWI Marshall and Iceland, with easy connections throughout Europe. Sunwing Airlines is offering service this year to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
The two new destinations added by Norwegian would be the sixth and seventh new international markets for BWI Marshall in 2015. The Norwegian service between BWI Marshall and Martinique will operate on Mondays and Fridays, starting December 4. The service between BWI Marshall and Guadeloupe will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays, starting December 5. The airline will use its 737-800 aircraft for the new international routes.
Construction work on the D/E Connector program is now underway at BWI Marshall. This multi-phase development will support added international growth at BWI Marshall and offer enhanced services for passengers. The project will: create a new security checkpoint to serve domestic and international travelers, construct a new secure connector between Concourse D and Concourse E, and configure airline gates to support additional international flights.