Southwest begins nonstop flights to Baltimore-Washington DC

Oakland, Calif. – September 5, 2023: Today, Southwest Airlines begins nonstop service to Baltimore/Washington DC (BWI). The flight will operate daily on Southwest’s Boeing 737 aircraft seating 175 passengers. The flights feature free enroute on-demand movies, texting and live TV streamed to passengers’ own mobile devices. As always, beverages, snacks and up to two checked bags plus one carry-on are included in the Southwest airfare.  

“This new transcontinental nonstop is a definite time-saver for those traveling between the San Francisco Bay Area and the Baltimore-Washington metro area.” says Craig Simon, Interim Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “Their growing network provides Southwest’s legendary service, numerous convenient options to choose from coupled with the certainty and ease of using OAK. Together, this is a winning combination for everyone.” 

The airport estimates 900 people per day travel from the San Francisco East Bay to the Baltimore/ Washington DC metropolitan area. The new Southwest Airlines flight addresses demand by air travelers for transcontinental flights that allow them to use OAK and skip enroute stops when flying coast to coast.  

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is situated in the Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia metroplex, is located just 33 miles from the capital in Washington D.C. Travelers going in both directions can easily connect to numerous destinations from both OAK and BWI affording easy, one-stop connections. 

Detailed flight schedules, more about Southwest’s services, and booking is available exclusively at 


About Oakland International Airport 

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact. 

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