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BALTIMORE (AP) - Officials say two Southwest planes landed safely at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport after the pilots were alerted to possible mechanical problems.

Southwest said in a statement that a Boston-bound flight had to return to BWI shortly after takeoff Monday because of a cockpit indication light.

Another Southwest flight had to be diverted to BWI Monday after the captain declared an emergency because of a cockpit indication light. That plane was heading from Philadelphia to Phoenix. 

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LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - Southwest Airlines is launching three international routes from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Service for flights to Aruba, Montego Bay and Nassau will shift Tuesday from AirTran Airways to Southwest.

Paul Wiedefeld, chief executive officer for BWI Marshall, says it marks an important first step as Southwest official makes the move to the international market. He says the airport looks forward to working with Southwest in coming years as the airline grows its international service.