Beginning Nov. 3, Southwest Airlines will add daily nonstop service betweenBaltimore/WashingtonandGreenville-Spartanburg in South Carolina. This route was previously offered in 2016.
EffectiveNov. 9, seasonal weekly service on Saturdays will resume between:
Baltimore/WashingtonandLiberia, Costa Rica and from
Baltimore/Washington to San Jose, Costa Rica.
Baltimore-Washington, a hub for Southwest with nonstops to 58 cities, has been a popular airport for Delaware travelers. Southwest offers limited service from Philadelphia International Airport, but has added flights in the past couple of years.
Earlier, Southwest ended flights from Philadephia to Pittsburgh and New England, due to fare competition from USAirways, now American. Fares to those destinations skyrocketed after Southwest’s exit. Jet Blue has since added service to Boston from Philadelphia.
A discount airline, Southwest offers no fees for two pieces of checked luggage but does not have assigned seating.
Southwest’s growth this year has been limited by the grounding of nearly three dozen Boeing 737 Max jets after two fatal accidents.
While the restoration of flights in the heart of the summer travel season seems unlikely, the jets could be back in the air by late fall.
Some travelers are expected to avoid the jets and Southwest says it will accommodate wary flyers.