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2 of 3 local airports above average in new satisfaction survey

Two of the region’s three airports outperformed the national average in the 2022 J.D. Power North America Airport Satisfaction Study, released Sept. 21. Competing in the “Large Airports” category that totaled 27 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, Washington Dulles...

Passenger data offer mix of good and bad for local airports

2021 proved a comeback year for the region’s three passenger airports, but remained well below pre-pandemic traffic levels, according to new federal data. Figures from the Federal Aviation Administration show that the biggest return to service came at Baltimore-Washington International...

Local airport leaders: Rebound is moving on track

Leaders of the agency running Northern Virginia’s two major airports remain upbeat, but the body’s monthly meeting may have, unintentionally, provided a cautionary tale that a full rebound of air travel is not a sure bet. The June 15 meeting...

Reagan National again leading regional pack in flights

It might have been hard to fathom just a few months ago, but Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is now leading the pack in terms of aircraft arrivals and departures. With 781 flights operating to and from the close-in airport...

Airline-seat availability growing at local airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport already has surpassed the number of monthly aircraft seats that were available to passengers during pre-pandemic times, and Washington Dulles International Airport is likely to do so by late summer or early fall, according...

Passenger comeback grinds on at Reagan National

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s rebound continues to roll on, benefiting in part from federal regulations requiring airlines to use their takeoff and landing slots at the close-in airport. Passenger boardings in April were down 11.4 percent from April 2019,...

Airports Authority’s financial picture improved in 2021

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s direct and indirect revenues from airport operations in 2021 marked an improvement from the year before, but still have plenty of catching up to do to reach pre-pandemic levels. Total operating revenues from the authority’s...

Airports Authority mulls regional-jet terminal at Dulles

With a new terminal for regional-jet service opened and effectively completed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, officials with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority are proposing a similar effort at Washington Dulles International Airport. Authority leaders are seeking federal funding...

Editor’s Notebook: No vested interest, nope, none whatsoever

Here's a Sun Gazette wayback-machine trip, taking us back to this coming week in 1966. A news article in the Northern Virginia Sun reported that Maryland's congressional delegation was actively opposing plans to allow jet traffic to use National Airport,...

Parts of airport grounds to become solar farm

Though not without some controversy attached, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will be teaming up with Dominion Energy to convert a large swath of unused land at a local airport to collect and store solar energy. The authority’s board of...
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