BWI’s expanding roster of destinations has brought Baltimore a number of new flight options over the last year, with flights to Iceland opening up cheap European trips, and various island getaway spots joining the roster. The latest move makes it easier to get around in Maryland. 

Southern Airways Express announced plans for a flight from Hagerstown on November 19. By road, it’s a mere 75 miles between the two Maryland spots, which sounds like it would barely leave time to reach cruising altitudes. Fares are starting at $29 one-way, however, which is something of a why-not price. Plus, Southern Chief Marketing Officer Keith Sisson tells the Herald Mail said there’s a “built-in customer base.”

It also sounds pretty posh. Sisson told the paper that Southern acquired the former Cape Air terminal at BWI, and is “going to have the feel very much of a private flying experience.”

If nothing else, it’s also a chance for Maryland to get a win over Virginia. With the move, the airline is changing its East Coast hub from Dulles to BWI.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.