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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Need an airplane seat in 2023? Head to Reagan National.

Ronald Reagan Washington National is the only one of the region’s three major airports that will see a bump up in available seats on flights as the calendar flips from 2022 to 2023, according to new data. The air-carrier trade...

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...

Two carriers will offer local service to Iceland in spring

A new carrier will vie with a long-established brand in offering service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Iceland starting in the spring. PLAY has announced plans to serve BWI starting in April, and has placed tickets on sale. “Travelers...

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...

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...
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