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SOUTHERN AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES HAGERSTOWN TO BALTIMORE DAILY SERVICE
Manager Washington County James Jenkins 240-313-2384 firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMPHIS, TN (October 6, 2016) — June 1. Southern Airways is pleased to announce the launch of new daily service connecting Hagerstown, Md. to Baltimore beginning Nov. 19. It's the first service from the city to Baltimore since 2012.
As part of the move, Southern is changing its East Coast hub for Hagerstown from IAD-Washington/Dulles to BWI - Baltimore/Washington. Pittsburgh flights from Hagerstown will remain unchanged, and Southern will continue to operate its Dulles hub from other cities.
"We are excited to offer this service change to the people of Hagerstown," said Keith Sisson, chief marketing officer of Southern. "Historically, BWI - Baltimore/Washington has been a great hub for the people of Hagerstown, this combined with our Pittsburgh hub for the city gives our passengers multiple options for air travel."
Tickets are on sale at the airline's website, www.iFlySouthern.com as well as major online travel sites. Fares start at $29 each way.
"Connecting our customers with more than 80 destinations from BWI - Baltimore/Washington is a great expansion of the travel opportunities from Hagerstown Regional Airport," said Phil Ridenour, director, Hagerstown Regional Airport. "As we build our partnership with Southern Airways, we'll continue listening to the need for additional services for our quad-state-region travelers."
BWI - Baltimore/Washington is the 22nd busiest airport in the United States, serving about 24 million passengers per year. Commercial airline service at BWI - Baltimore/Washington includes more than 300 daily nonstop departures and flights to 80 domestic and international destinations.
"At BWI Marshall Airport, we continue to add new airlines and service to new markets," said Ricky Smith, CEO for BWI Marshall Airport. "Southern Airways is a growing airline with a record of reliable service. We look forward to working with the carrier to connect BWI Marshall to Hagerstown"
Since acquiring Sun Air Express in February, Southern has rebranded the airline, the results of which led to Hagerstown enplanements increasing 32 percent since the beginning of 2016.
For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Todd Smith: e-mail: email@example.com direct: 615-202-7944; or Southern's Manager of Communications and Media Relations, Arthur Randallson: e-mail: a.randallson@iFlySouthern.com direct: 901-674-0100.
About Hagerstown Regional Airport
Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR), a financially self-supporting airport complex managed by Washington County, is home to a variety of businesses that provide travel services to the general public and airside services to the general aviation community. The 400-acre facility includes a secured perimeter, an air traffic control tower, state-of-the-art navigational aids, and the second-longest public runway in the State of Maryland. Sun Air Express provides passenger service to Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Allegiant provides passenger service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). Visit flyhagerstown.com for more information.
About Washington County, Maryland Government
Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.
According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has one of the lowest costs per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit washco-md.net for more information.
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