Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:34 AM - For Immediate Release
Southwest Adds Nonstop Service To Baltimore Beginning In August
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Southwest, Sacramento International Airport’s largest airline presence, will begin offering nonstop flights between Sacramento (SMF) and Baltimore (BWI) effective Sunday, Aug. 7. It is the first time Sacramento International Airport has offered nonstop service to Baltimore. The daily flight will give travelers convenient service to Baltimore/Washington metropolitan areas as well as the Eastern Seaboard.
Southwest will operate the flights using 737 aircraft with the following schedules:
WN 1734 |6:00 a.m. | 2:05 p.m. WN 2158 | 1:10 p.m. | 3:50 p.m.
WN 1645 | 7:40 a.m. | 3:45 p.m. WN 612 | 3:10 p.m. | 5:50 p.m.
* Times are published in local time and are subject to change without notice
Southwest is located in Terminal B.
The Washington, D.C. area continues to be important to travelers originating from Sacramento, the capital of California. Many Sacramento-based lawmakers and others in government businesses depend on nonstop service from Sacramento International Airport. United Airlines offers seasonal nonstop service to Dulles International Airport and the addition of year-round service to Baltimore ensures that passengers can access the nation’s capital throughout the year.
The eastbound flight’s 2 p.m. arrival means that Sacramento passengers can arrive in downtown Washington, D.C. (Union Station) by 4 p.m. by connecting to Amtrak’s frequent service from the BWI Airport rail station.
Additionally, passengers can reach downtown Baltimore (15 minutes) and Philadelphia (75-90 minutes) with convenient train schedules.
“We are pleased that Southwest is launching this new transcon flight to Baltimore/Washington International Airport with convenient connections to more than a dozen Southwest destinations beyond BWI to cities in the Northeast/New England and along the Eastern Seaboard,” said Mark Haneke, manager of air service development and marketing for Sacramento International Airport. “This service will enhance travel options and fare competition to the Baltimore/Washington area.”
Tickets for the new route go on sale today at www.southwest.com.
The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.