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International service at airports continues its comeback

With some international air travel returning to the beginnings of normalcy, one airline is bringing back the big guns for service to Washington Dulles International Airport. Emirates will resume service using Airbus A380-800 aircraft to the Washington area on June...

Some fliers may see more bus trips in their future

Could the days of short hops from smaller airports to airline hubs soon be replaced by bus service? It’s already happening some places, and eventually could impact fliers in parts of Virginia. Consider the case of a (hypothetical) resident who...

Despite uptick, Reagan National still not fully back on track

Passenger counts at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport continue to claw their way back, but still have plenty of ground to make up before returning to pre-pandemic levels. For February, passengers traveling through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at the airport...

United axes some regional routes to/from Dulles

A number of factors, including a regional-jet-pilot shortage, have led United Airlines to announce plans for axing a number of routes from Washington Dulles International Airport next spring. Some of the cuts may be temporary, the airline reported. Cities that no...

Aer Lingus aims to double Dulles service in spring

In another hopeful aviation sign, Aer Lingus has announced plans to double service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Dublin starting next spring. Effective March 27 – and assuming pandemic conditions permit – the airline aims to add a new...

Local airports expected to be at 80% of pre-pandemic levels in 2022

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport are likely to return to about 80 percent of 2019 passenger levels in the coming year, the CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority told authority board members on...

Reagan National sees region’s best on-time performance

You’d have been more likely to get off the ground on time at Ronald Reagan National Airport during the summer months than at the region’s two other airports, according to new federal data. On-time-departure rates stood at 76.3 percent for...

United augments service between D.C., NYC

United Airlines has launched nearly hourly shuttle service between Ronald Reagan National Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, and has added additional service between Washington Dulles International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. The result: United is now operating an average of...

Airports Authority celebrates (again) Reagan National updates

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority leaders on Oct. 20 took a victory lap of sorts, reliving the glories of a week before marking progress in facilities at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Changes that have come to the airport, and others...

Editor’s Notebook: That explains it!

Some data came over the transom this week from the airline trade group Airlines for America, which suggested that Reagan National Airport – which has been terribly negatively affected by the impact of the COVID era – was primed...
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