Richmond International Airport adds nonstop flights to Baltimore, Nashville

Southwest takes new measures as growth expected to slow down
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Richmond International Airport (RIC) has announced that Southwest Airlines has expanded summer service at the airport by adding twice-daily service to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and daily service to Nashville International Airport (BNA).

The new destinations are available to travellers starting today, June 4, 2024.

Perry J. Miller, Ph.D., A.A.E., I.A.P Capital Region Airport Commission President and CEO said: “The addition of these two markets is a perfectly timed enhancement, helping us amplify our support for RIC travellers during the peak summer travel season.

“BWI offers tremendous connectivity to more Northeast and Midwest destinations.

“Plus, our data and corporate surveys show that demand for more frequent Nashville service has been growing – and we went one step further by offering a daily nonstop option.

“Southwest and RIC are thrilled that this expanded service will provide two tremendous solutions to Richmond region travellers.”

With these updates, the low-cost carrier is offering the following routes to/from Richmond this summer:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – once daily
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – twice daily
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – once daily
Denver International Airport (DEN) – once daily
Nashville International Airport (BNA) – once daily

Southwest’s plans to add Nashville were previously announced, but the airline “upgraded” the start date to June from October and increased frequency from weekly to daily.

With this early addition, Southwest makes it easier than ever to explore the “Music City.”

For travelers heading west beyond Nashville, the airline offers abundant connecting opportunities at BNA.