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Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport
Airport information
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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Full-body scanners installed at Dulles - Washington Post Tweet this news
Washington Post--Reagan National and Baltimore--Washington International- Marshall -Airport- started using the body-imaging technology in January and June, respectively. ... - Date : Sat, 30 Oct 2010 05:17:32 GMT+00:00
Southwest adds Charleston, Greenville at BWI - Tweet this news Airlines currently flies to both cities from -Dulles International Airport-. US Airways serves the two from Reagan National Airport. ... - Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:48:48 GMT+00:00
Nonstop from the Nation's Capital: JetBlue Now Flying Out of Reagan National ... - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)--National Airport is JetBlue's 62nd destination. The carrier also serves the region with service from -Washington Dulles International Airport- (IAD) and ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 14:06:00 GMT+00:00
United adds direct Tulsa-Washington, DC, flight - Tulsa World Tweet this news
Tulsa World--United, which today operates 10 daily flights from Tulsa International Airport, will begin service in April to -Washington Dulles International Airport-. ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:30:25 GMT+00:00
Washington land sold by AOL - Kazakhstan News Tweet this news
Kazakhstan News---...- look into ways of developing the section of land that is still vacant. The land is located about 5 miles from the -Washington Dulles International Airport-.--- - Date : Tue, 02 Nov 2010 01:51:01 GMT+00:00
The Blotter - Washington Examiner Tweet this news
Washington Examiner---...- sentenced to nearly six years in prison for trying to smuggle $500000 worth of heroin in juice boxes through -Washington Dulles International Airport-. ... - Date : Sun, 01 Aug 2010 19:51:31 GMT+00:00
NTSB investigating diverted Dulles plane - Washington Post (blog) Tweet this news
Washington Post (blog)---...- caused a United Airlines jetliner that departed from -Dulles International Airport- to experience severe turbulence, according to a federal spokesman. ... - Date : Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:19:55 GMT+00:00
Airfares down at National, up at Dulles, BWI - Washington Business Journal Tweet this news
Washington Business Journal--But the average fare at BWI/Marshall Airport during the first quarter was $277.35, 5.1 percent higher than a year ago. Fares at -Dulles International Airport- ... - Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 23:16:08 GMT+00:00
Sweatin' it out: Loudouners deal with hot weather - Loudoun Times-Mirror Tweet this news
Loudoun Times-Mirror--So far, -Dulles International Airport- has clocked June's average high at 87.6 degreesfive degrees higher than last June's 82.6-degree average, according to ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 17:02:35 GMT+00:00
Pa. man allegedly smuggles drugs in soup packets - The Associated Press Tweet this news
The Associated Press---WASHINGTON- Authorities arrested a Pennsylvania man who allegedly tried to smuggle more than four pounds of cocaine through -Dulles International Airport- ... - Date : Sun, 20 Jun 2010 20:30:50 GMT+00:00

Airlines Destinations
Aer LingusMadrid
AeroSurCochabamba, Santa Cruz de la Sierra
AirTran AirwaysAtlanta
Air FranceParis-Charles de Gaulle
All Nippon AirwaysTokyo-Narita
American AirlinesDallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami
Austrian AirlinesVienna
British AirwaysLondon-Heathrow
Cayman AirwaysSeasonal: Grand Cayman
Continental AirlinesAmsterdam, Houston-Intercontinental, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, St. Thomas [begins November 12]
Continental Connection operated by Colgan AirNewark
Continental Express operated by ExpressJet AirlinesCharleston (WV), Newark
Copa AirlinesPanama City
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Cancún, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua AirlinesDetroit, Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky
Delta Connection operated by ComairCincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Detroit
Delta Connection operated by Compass Airlines (North America)Compass Airlines
Delta Connection operated by Mesaba AirlinesNew York-JFK
Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle AirlinesAtlanta, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Detroit, New York-JFK
Ethiopian AirlinesAddis Ababa
IcelandairSeasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík[,_D_C_/ Icelandair Announces Flights from Washington, D.C.]
JetBlue AirwaysBoston, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach, New York-JFK, Oakland, Orlando
Seasonal: Cancun
Korean AirSeoul-Incheon
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
OpenSkiesParis-Orly [ends October 28]Clabaugh, Jeff. [ OpenSkies suspends Washington flights], Washington Business Journal, September 30, 2011, Retrieved 2011-09-30
Qatar AirwaysDoha
Saudi Arabian AirlinesJeddah, Riyadh
Seasonal: Medina
Scandinavian AirlinesCopenhagen
South African AirwaysDakar, Johannesburg
Southwest AirlinesChicago-Midway, Denver
TACA AirlinesSan Salvador
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul-Atatürk
United AirlinesAccra, Albuquerque, Aruba, Austin, Bahrain, Beijing-Capital, Boston, Brussels, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cancún, Chicago-O'Hare, Grand Cayman, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hartford, Kuwait, Las Vegas, Lagos, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow-Domodedovo, Munich, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Raleigh/Durham, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rome-Fiumicino, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seattle/Tacoma, St. Maarten, Tampa, Tokyo-Narita, Zürich
Seasonal: Miami, Montego Bay, Punta Cana
United Express operated by Atlantic Southeast AirlinesBuffalo, Charleston (SC), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Columbia (SC), Columbus (OH), Detroit, Greensboro, Greenville/Spartanburg, Hartford, Huntsville, Manchester (NH), New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Norfolk, Pensacola, Portland (ME), Rochester (NY), Savannah, Syracuse
United Express operated by Colgan AirAllentown/Bethlehem, Altoona, Albany, Beckley, Binghamton, Burlington (VT), Charleston (WV), Charlottesville, Clarksburg, Cleveland, Johnstown, Morgantown, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, Providence, Shenandoah Valley, State College, Syracuse, White Plains
United Express operated by ExpressJet AirlinesAtlanta, Buffalo, Charleston (SC), Charlotte, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Detroit, Greensboro, Greenville/Spartanburg, Hartford, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Louisville, Manchester (NH) [begins November 6], Montréal-Trudeau, Nashville, New York-LaGuardia, Norfolk, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Roanoke, Rochester (NY), Savannah, Syracuse, Toronto-Pearson, Tulsa
Seasonal: Quebec City
United Express operated by GoJet AirlinesAlbany, Austin, Detroit, Hartford, Jacksonville (FL), Kansas City, Manchester (NH), Montréal-Trudeau, New Orleans, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Portland (ME), Richmond, Rochester (NY), St. Louis, San Antonio, Syracuse, Toronto-Pearson, Tulsa
United Express operated by Mesa AirlinesAlbany, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Buffalo, Charleston (SC), Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hartford, Indianapolis, Jacksonville (FL), Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, New York-LaGuardia, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Raleigh/Durham, Rochester (NY), Savannah, Syracuse
United Express operated by Shuttle AmericaAustin, Boston, Buffalo, Columbus (OH), Dallas/Fort Worth, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montréal-Trudeau, New Orleans, New York-LaGuardia, Norfolk, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Rochester (NY), San Antonio, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Fort Myers, Halifax
United Express operated by SkyWest AirlinesAtlanta, Colorado Springs, Houston-Intercontinental, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Orleans, New York-LaGuardia [begins November 6], Norfolk, Oklahoma City, San Antonio [begins November 6], Syracuse, Toronto-Pearson
United Express operated by Trans States AirlinesCharleston (SC), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Columbus (OH), Dayton, Detroit, Greenville/Spartanburg, Harrisburg, Hartford, Huntsville, Knoxville, Manchester (NH), Montréal-Trudeau, Nashville, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Richmond, Roanoke, Rochester (NY), St. Louis, Savannah, Syracuse
Seasonal: Hartford, Myrtle Beach
US AirwaysSeasonal: Charlotte
US Airways Express operated by Air WisconsinCharlotte
US Airways Express operated by Mesa AirlinesCharlotte
US Airways Express operated by Mesaba AirlinesNew York-LaGuardia
US Airways Express operated by Piedmont AirlinesCharlotte
US Airways Express operated by PSA AirlinesCharlotte
Virgin AmericaLos Angeles, San Francisco
Virgin Atlantic AirwaysLondon-Heathrow

Airport Runways
DirectionLength ft(m)Surface
1L/19R9,400 (2,865)Concrete
1C/19C11,500 (3,505)Concrete
1R/19L11,500 (3,505)Concrete
12/3010,500 (3,200)Concrete
12R/30L10,500 (3,200)Planned

Planned development :

Busiest International Routes from Dulles (2009 2010)
Planned development :
Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 London (Heathrow), United Kingdom 907,207 British Airways, United, Virgin Atlantic
2 Frankfurt, Germany 660,833 Lufthansa, United
3 Paris (Charles de Gaulle), France 480,008 Air France, United
4 Tokyo (Narita), Japan 298,607 All Nippon, United
5 Amsterdam, Netherlands 283,801 KLM, United
6 Munich, Germany 235,759 Lufthansa, United
7 San Salvador, El Salvador 175,135 TACA Airlines
8 Doha, Qatar 172,384 Qatar Airways
9 Toronto (Pearson), Canada 162,610 United
10 São Paulo (Guarulhos), Brazil 145,714 United
11 Seoul (Incheon), South Korea 141,566 Korean Air
12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 140,897 United
13 Kuwait 137,296 United
14 Rome (Fiumicino), Italy 135,872 United
15 Copenhagen, Denmark 133,675 Scandinavian Airlines
16 Cancún, Mexico 132,972 Delta, JetBlue, United
17 Brussels, Belgium 128,822 United
18 Montréal (Trudeau), Canada 121,922 United
19 Vienna, Austria 121,562 Austrian Airlines
20 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 111,787 Ethiopian Airlines

Busiest Domestic Routes from Dulles (June 2010 - May 2011)
Planned development :
Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 California Los Angeles, California 667,000 American, United, Virgin America
2 California San Francisco, California 613,000 United, Virgin America
3 Colorado Denver, Colorado 514,000 Southwest, United
4 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia 446,000 AirTran, Delta, United
5 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts 417,000 JetBlue, United
6 Florida Orlando, Florida 355,000 JetBlue, United
7 Illinois Chicago (O'Hare), Illinois 306,000 United
8 Texas Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 246,000 American, United
9 Illinois Chicago (Midway), Illinois 212,000 Southwest
10 North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina 197,000 United, US Airways

Traffic by calendar year
Planned development :
Passengers Change from previous year Aircraft operations Cargo
1999 19,797,329 465,195 791,961,200
2000 20,104,693 (+)1.55% 456,436 846,393,600
2001 18,002,319 (-)10.46% 396,886 729,665,700
2002 17,235,163 (-)4.26% 372,636 716,342,400
2003 16,950,381 (-)1.65% 335,397 629,201,400
2004 22,868,852 (+)34.92% 469,634 685,041,900
2005 27,052,118 (+)18.29% 509,652 668,141,900
2006 23,020,362 (-)14.90% 379,571 773,570,100
2007 24,737,528 (+)7.46% 382,943 790,754,500
2008 23,876,780 (-)3.48% 360,292 736,127,500
2009 23,213,341 (-)2.78% 340,367 645,556,000
2010 23,741,603 (+)2.28% 336,531 732,666,900
Source: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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