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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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African carrier drops Dulles for BWI

In a blow to its rebound efforts – albeit perhaps not a massive one – Washington Dulles International Airport has lost a new carrier even before service commenced. Air Senegal, which in the spring announced plans to connect Dulles to...

Editor’s Notebook: Some good news to end the week

Wednesday’s ambling and ramblings took me to, among other places, the Arlington Food Assistance Center, where I had the chance to talk to Charlie Meng, the longtime chief of the community’s food pantry. Good news: Charlie told me that AFAC’s...

Local airports battle back, but have long road ahead

It’s a trailing indicator – more recent data have shown reasons for some optimism – but the fact remains that local airports continue to face challenges attracting passengers. Year-over-year passenger counts were down by nearly two-thirds at Washington Dulles International...

As Dulles begins rebound, Reagan National still lags

Even as Washington Dulles International Airport continues to dig out of the COVID-infused air-traffic cliff-dive of 2020, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport continues to lag considerably. With 340,116 passengers passing through its terminals in January, Reagan National’s passenger count was...

Signs of a rebound: BWI reopens long-term lot

In another sign that – pending some major reversal of fortune – air travel is back on track for a solid spring and summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has reopened its long-term parking well ahead of plans. The Long...

Analysts: Airport passengers will come back … eventually

It is likely to be sometime after 2023 that the nation’s airports get back to pre-pandemic traveler counts, according to analysts from the nation’s three major bond-rating agencies. But how long after that remains an open question. The Metropolitan Washington Airports...

BWI wins place in ‘best airports’ ranking

One of the region’s three major airports has received honors in the annual Airport Service Quality Awards, presented by Airports Council International World. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was honored along with Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as tops in...

BWI sees smaller 2020 dropoff than other area airports

It outperformed the other two major airports in the Washington region, but Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport still ended 2020 well down from pre-COVID passenger levels. The Maryland state government, which operates the facility, reported a year-end total of 11,204,511...

Southwest to connect BWI with Florida panhandle

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to serve Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Service is slated to begin May 6 with one daily nonstop between the two airports. Southwest also plans to inaugurate service to Destin-Fort Walton...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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