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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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...

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...

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...

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...

Airport-terminal project inches ever closer to final completion

It was nearly a year ago – April 20, 2021 – that the first arriving flight taxied into the new 14-gate regional-jet concourse at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. And although the construction project is nearly complete, there are still...

Reagan National running ahead in on-time departures

The final figures are yet to be published, but it looks like Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will end 2021 with the best on-time-departure performance among the region’s three commercial airports. Through Nov. 30, Reagan National had posted an on-time...
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