Super Storm Sandy – BWI Expects Airline Operations to Gradually Resume From Today

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has reported that it withstood the historic coastal storm the struck it yesterday and through last night without
significant damage or flooding.  The airfield and terminal remained open throughout the storm, though airlines cancelled all flights after Monday morning.  There were no commercial passenger aircraft at BWI Marshall during the storm.

A very limited airline service is operating at BWI Marshall on Tuesday October 31.  A
Delta Boeing 747 aircraft operating as a military charter flight arrived at BWI
Marshall just before 09:00.  Due to the size and scope of the storm, airlines will continue working to reposition aircraft and resume operations in coming days at BWI Marshall and airports throughout the eastern United States.

Customers with travel plans in coming days should work with airlines to obtain the latest
flight status information before heading to the Airport.  BWI advises its travellers to monitor airline or airport websites to be aware of continued flight cancellations.

BWI Marshall Airport’s website is—

Those travellersimpacted by flight cancellations in recent days are encouraged to rebook travel arrangements by telephone or airline websites, rather than coming to BWI
Marshall Airport.

“The safety of travellers and employees is the highest priority for BWI Marshall and our
airline partners,” said Paul J Wiedefeld, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport.  “The airlines will work in coming days to resume service and to accommodate their customers.  I want to acknowledge and thank the good work by BWI Marshall employees and our partners with the airlines, the TSA, and our concessions.  The planning, preparation, and hard work helped us weather the worst of the massive storm.”