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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...

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...

MCA voices concern about more development in airport corridors

Seeing few benefits and numerous concerns, McLean Citizens Association (MCA) board members on May 4 went on record opposing a proposed Fairfax County comprehensive-plan amendment that would allow residential uses in higher-noise areas near local airports. The resolution came to...

Airport officials celebrate opening of service to Jordan

In another feather in its cap as efforts to move past COVID intensify, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority recently celebrated the launch of new nonstop service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Amman...

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...

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...

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...

2021 airport traffic up, but still not at pre-pandemic level

Passenger counts at Northern Virginia’s two commercial airports showed a comeback in 2021 from the depths of the COVID crisis in 2020, but have a lot of ground to make up to return to pre-COVID levels. The total passenger count...

Iberia set to start Dulles service in June

It was delayed two years by the pandemic, but Iberia Airlines has confirmed plans to start service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Spain’s capital city of Madrid at the start of the summer travel season. It will be the...
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