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Published on : Wednesday, August 3, 2016
This evening, Maryland officials and business leaders welcomed improved British Airways service at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall). British Airways upgraded its service between BWI Marshall and London Heathrow to its modern, sophisticated Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, starting tonight.
“BWI Marshall is a world-class airport and Maryland’s international gateway for business,” said Lt. Governor Boyd K Rutherford. “This upgraded service from British Airways is an important addition for one of the strongest economic engines driving our State.”
British Airways offers daily nonstop service between BWI Marshall and London Heathrow. The Boeing 787 is an innovative commercial aircraft that offers state-of-the-art technology, unprecedented efficiency, and advanced amenities and passenger comforts. The British Airways service will be the first scheduled Boeing 787 flights at BWI Marshall. The airline’s 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft accommodate 214 passengers in a three-class configuration. BWI Marshall is the fourth U.S. market with 787 service from British Airways.
“This is an important milestone as British Airways adds a new level of service and comfort for our passengers,” said Ricky Smith, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall Airport. “Our shared customers will enjoy a significant improvement to the travel experience between BWI Marshall and London. This revolutionary aircraft and the renowned customer service from British Airways are great news for our travelers.”
BWI Marshall continues to set records for passenger traffic. 2015 was a new all-time annual record with nearly 24 million passengers. Growing international traffic helped lead the record year. Strong growth has continued in 2016. Ten-straight monthly passenger records have been set at BWI Marshall.