Nonstop BHM flights to DC and Houston resuming on Southwest

Southwest is bringing back daily flights to DC and Houston from Birmingham. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority.
Southwest is bringing back daily flights to DC and Houston from Birmingham. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority.

Birmingham just got a little closer to the Washington Monument. Southwest Airlines is resuming flights to Baltimore/DC and Houston from the Magic City, and I’m ready to pack my bags. Keep reading for more on how to reach two of America’s most exciting cities right here from BHM.

Here’s Southwest’s official announcement, with daily flights and ticket details from our friends at the Birmingham Airport Authority.

Southwest will reinstate daily nonstop flights from Birmingham to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Houston William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) beginning on November 6, 2021. Southwest will utilize a Boeing 737 aircraft with 143 seats for the daily routes.

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Entrance at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority

The new Baltimore/DC flight schedule is as follows:

Birmingham to Baltimore/Washington (BWI)
Monday/Thursday/Friday: 7:15 AM – 10:10 AM
Tuesday/Wednesday: 7:15 AM – 10:10 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:55 PM
Sunday: 1:05 PM – 3:55 PM

Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to Birmingham
Monday/Thursday/Friday: 7:35 PM – 8:45 PM
Tuesday/Wednesday: 6:15 PM – 7:25 PM
Saturday: 1:20 PM – 2:30 PM
Sunday: 3:55 PM – 5:05 PM

We’re also one step closer to the lone star state! Here’s the flight schedule for Houston:

Birmingham to Houston (HOU)
Monday/Thursday/Friday: 6:50 PM – 8:50 PM
Tuesday/Wednesday: 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Saturday: 7:10 AM – 9:10 AM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 8:05 AM & 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Houston (HOU) to Birmingham
Monday/Thursday/Friday: 4:50 PM – 6:20 PM
Tuesday/Wednesday: 2:45 PM – 4:20 PM
Saturday: 3:50 PM – 5:20 PM
Sunday: 10:40 AM – 12:15 PM & 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Adding even more flights

Southwest plans to expand its flight schedule through January. They’ll be adding more domestic destinations than ever before.

“As demand for air travel continues to grow, we are very grateful that our customers will have more options, more convenience and flexibility as they seek to reconnect with friends and family and as business travel continues to recover. We are pleased to partner with Southwest, and we are proud to see their continued commitment in serving our community.”

Ronald F. Mathieu, Birmingham Airport Authority President and CEO

You can’t go wrong with a trip to DC or Houston! Both offer great history, music and food.

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Libby Foster
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