More Security Systems
Headed for Dulles, BWI
The Transportation Security Administration has ordered 37 additional explosive detection systems for seven airports, including eight for Washington Dulles International Airport and four for Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Delivery is expected by February. The total cost of the systems, which are installed on conveyors to screen checked bags, is $32.85 million.
BWI Wins 5 Prizes
In Marketing Contest
The Airports Council International-North America has awarded BWI five prizes in its annual Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest. The airport won first place in the categories of television advertising, black-and-white print advertising and flight guides, second place for its Web site and third place for aviation education and tours. This was the second consecutive year BWI won three first-place awards and five total awards from the group, which represents commercial airports in the United States and Canada as well as aviation-related businesses.
Alaska Airlines Moves
At National Airport
Alaska Airlines has a new location in Reagan National Airport. The ticket counter is now in Terminal B, on the south side near Door 1. Its aircraft will use Gate 32, also in Terminal B.
* US Airways has added Saturday flights between BWI and Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The nonstop flights will use Boeing 737-300 aircraft and are to begin Nov. 13. The BWI-Fort Lauderdale service will increase to daily frequency in February.
* Spirit Airlines will add a round-trip flight between National Airport and Myrtle Beach, S.C., by Oct. 28. The Department of Transportation awarded Spirit the slot after Midwest Airlines ended service between National and Des Moines.
-- Compiled by LILA ARZUA