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Ronald Reagan Washington National 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...

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,...

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...

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...

New terminal pier at DCA now 99.8% complete

It’s a milestone that will pass largely unnoticed by the traveling public, but another step toward final completion of the massive “Project Journey” expansion program at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Only final inspections on remaining punchlist items are left...

Airlines to have plenty of seats at DCA in January

Wanna get away in January? There should be plenty of capacity at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. In fact, Reagan National will see slightly more originating passenger flights for the first month of 2022 than it saw during the same...

Airport passenger counts expected to be at 80% of pre-COVID levels in 2022

Passenger totals at Northern Virginia’s two main airports are expected to be back to more than 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels in 2022, but are not currently anticipated to exceed the pre-COVID level before 2027. That’s the takeaway from expectations...

At Reagan National, major projects wrapped up in time for holidays

After two years and hundreds of millions of dollars, the biggest capital-development project since the 1990s is now in the bag at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Well, almost. Odds and ends remain to be tidied up before the Metropolitan Washington...
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