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Southwest adds summer daily flights from BWI

Southwest Airlines will add six daily nonstop flights from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport this summer.

On Monday the airline unveiled plans to add flights to cities such as Orlando, Denver and Seattle-Tacoma. The new flights will be added between June 5 and Aug. 6.

Sunday through Friday flights:

  • One new flight will be added to Oakland Sunday through Friday, bringing the total number of daily flights from one to two.
  • A flight to Denver will be added, increasing the number of daily flights from five to six.
  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will receive an an extra flight, increasing the frequency of trips from eight to nine.
  • The number of flights to Hartford’s Bradley International Airport will increase from seven to eight.
  • There will be seven, up from six, flights to Tampa International Airport.
  • An additional flight from BWI to Orlando International will also be added, which brings the total number of daily flights to that destination to 10.

There will also be one additional flight on Saturday added to Bradley International; Seattle-Tacoma International; Orlando International; Tampa International and Nashville International airports.

BWI is currently Southwest’s second-busiest airport for daily departures. Southwest has been operating out of BWI for 22 years and operates 29 gates.

Last year BWI set a record for the number of passengers to travel from the airport. More than 23.8 million passengers passed through the airport in 2015.

It was the first time the airport eclipsed the 23 million passenger mark, surpassing the previous record of 22.67 million passengers set in 2012.

The increase in passengers is a 6.4 percent bump from the previous year. BWI also set monthly passenger records in each of the final six months of 2015.

But it has been international travel that has been the biggest driver for the boost in passengers.

Last year more than 1.14 million people traveled outside the United States from BWI, the first time international travelers at the airport numbered more than 1 million.

In recent years BWI has emerged as a major economic engine in the Baltimore metro area.

According to figures from the state, the airport supports 98,000 direct, indirect or induced jobs. It also produces $7 billion in business revenue and $3.8 billion in personal income.

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