BWI Thurgood Marshall welcomes new service from Alaska Airlines

New airline for BWI Marshall launches round-trip service to Seattle

Sept. 2, 2014 – Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport today welcomed the start of service from Alaska Airlines, a new carrier for the airport. Starting today, Alaska Airlines offers year-round transcontinental service between BWI Marshall and Seattle.

“This new service from Alaska Airlines is a testament to the strength of our market and our region,” said Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. “The addition of Alaska Airlines will provide more travel options for customers and solidifies BWI Marshall Airport’s position as a vital economic engine and transportation resource for Maryland and the entire National Capital region.”

Alaska Airlines offers daily nonstop service between BWI Marshall and the airline’s hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The new service will be offered by the airline on its B737-800 aircraft that provides 157 seats, including 16 first class and 141 coach seats. Flights are scheduled to depart daily from BWI Marshall at 5:25 p.m. and from Seattle at 8:20 a.m. Alaska Airlines will operate from Gate C-2 at BWI Marshall.

“We are excited to welcome Alaska Airlines to BWI Marshall Airport,” said Paul J. Wiedefeld, chief executive officer of BWI Marshall. “Alaska Airlines is a great fit for us. The airline is widely recognized for its commitment to customer service.  Alaska Airlines will provide our travelers with more travel options, competitive fares, and outstanding service.”

BWI Marshall has the longstanding reputation as the convenient, “Easy Come, Easy Go” airport for the region.  The addition of Alaska Airlines offers new flight options to the Pacific Northwest and beyond for business and leisure travelers. Alaska Airlines serves markets across the Lower 48, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada. Alaska Airlines and its partner regional airlines now serve nearly 100 cities. Alaska Airlines has ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers” in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014.

“We’re delighted to be adding another great city to our list of nonstop flights available to our Seattle-area customers,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations for Alaska Airlines.

Source: BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

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