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Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport
Airport information
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Airport typePublic
OwnerMetropolitan Washington Airports Authority
OperatorMetropolitan Washington Airports Authority
ServesWashington Metropolitan Area
LocationDulles, Virginia
HubUnited Airlines
Elevation95 m (313 ft)

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Washington Dulles International Airport is a public airport in Dulles, Virginia, 26 miles (41.6 km) west of downtown Washington, D.C. The airport serves the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia metropolitan area centered on the District of Columbia. It is named after John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Dulles main terminal is a well-known landmark designed by Eero Saarinen.

Operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Dulles Airport occupies 11830 acre (47.9 km2) straddling the border of Fairfax County and Loudoun County, Virginia.

It is in two unincorporated communities, Chantilly and Dulles, west of Herndon and southwest of Sterling. Washington Dulles Airport is the largest airport in the Washington metropolitan area, and is one of the nation's busiest airports with over 23 million passengers a year. Daily, more than 60,000 passengers depart Washington Dulles to more than 125 destinations around the world. Dulles is the busiest airport in Virginia as well as the busiest in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.


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