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United launches nonstop service to Cape Town from Dulles

On the same day as the 60th anniversary of its opening, Washington Dulles International Airport celebrated the launch of new United Airlines service to Cape Town, South Africa. Leaders from the airline, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Embassy of the Republic...

More federal cash to be sought for new Dulles terminal

If there’s more federal funding available for a planned new 14-gate concourse at Washington Dulles International Airport, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will take it. The authority has applied for additional grant funding to support the half-billion-dollar project, CEO Jack...

Holiday travelers urged to plan before heading to airports

Don’t say you haven’t been warned to plan ahead if you’re aiming to park at Northern Virginia’s two major airports over the holiday season. Officials with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority continue to put out the warning that spaces may...

‘Big things are hard’: Former Fairfax board chair lauds Metro extension

Of the many people who have earned the right to take a personal victory lap with the extension of Metrorail service to Washington Dulles International Airport now complete, put Kate Hanley near the top of the list. With decades of...

Just for the day, coffee will be a big bargain at Dulles

On Nov. 17, 1962, President John F. Kennedy and former President Dwight Eisenhower were on hand as the brand-spanking-new Dulles Airport was dedicated, becoming the nation’s first airport purpose-built for the jet age. And had they been asked to pay...

Airport officials: Plan ahead if flying away for holidays

With passenger levels back to pre-pandemic levels, travelers using the local region’s two major airports have some planning to do. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is advising airport travelers to expect congested airport-area roads, full parking facilities and busy terminals...

Editor’s Notebook: I do the heavy lifting …

… so others don't have to, apparently. Latest proof: Yours truly was toodling on Route 7 between Falls Church and Arlington on Monday morning, listening to WMAL on the radio when the news came on at the top (or bottom)...

‘Run on Runway’ supports Special Olympics, scholarships

More than 1,700 runners ignored the rain brought on by the remnants of Hurricane Ian and on Oct. 1 turned out for “Run on the Runway” at Washington Dulles International Airport. The annual run is a fund-raising effort held to...

With passengers back, local airports prep for holiday travel

Northern Virginia’s two passenger airports continue to edge ever closer to pre-pandemic traveler counts, with the upcoming holiday season potentially getting them there – while also bringing some challenges. The combined 4.2 million in passengers traveling through Ronald Reagan Washington...

Airports Authority to get federal reimbursement for resettlement efforts

Efforts by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to assist the processing of refugees and others from Afghanistan in 2021 won praise. And now it is being accompanied by cold, hard cash. Federal officials have agreed to reimburse the authority for...
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Newly selected economic-development czar is a neighbor

It’s another national search that ended up with a new department head coming from very close to home. Arlington County...
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