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BWI Marshall Airport Expects Airline Operations to Gradually Resume

Airline Flight Cancellations Continue Tuesday; Travelers Advised to Monitor Airline, Airport Web Sites for Flight Information

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport withstood the historic coastal storm yesterday and last night without significant damage or flooding. The airfield and terminal remained open throughout the storm, though airlines cancelled all flights after Monday morning. There were no commercial passenger aircraft at BWI Marshall during the storm.

Very limited airline service is expected at BWI Marshall on Tuesday. A Delta 747 aircraft operating as a military charter flight arrived at BWI Marshall just before 9:00 a.m. Due to the size and scope of the storm, airlines will continue working to reposition aircraft and resume operations in coming days at BWI Marshall and airports throughout the eastern United States. Some airlines that serve BWI Marshall are expected to gradually restart service on Tuesday.

Customers with travel plans in coming days should work with airlines to obtain the latest flight status information before heading to the Airport. Travelers are advised to monitor airline or Airport websites to be aware of continued flight cancellations. BWI Marshall Airport’s website is—

Those travelers impacted by flight cancellations in recent days are encouraged to rebook travel arrangements by telephone or airline websites, rather than coming to BWI Marshall Airport.

“The safety of travelers and employees is the highest priority for BWI Marshall Airport and the airlines,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld. “The airlines will work in coming days to resume service and to accommodate their customers. I want to acknowledge and thank the good work by BWI Marshall Airport employees and our partners with the airlines, the TSA, and our concessions. The planning, preparation, and hard work helped BWI Marshall weather the worst of the massive storm.”

Jonathan Dean