Washington DC International and Major Airports

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Baltimore Washington Intl. Airport BWI

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Washington Dulles Airport IAD
Ronald Regan Washington National Airport DCA
   
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Washington DC is not a state, but a federal district as specified by Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution

Three major airports serve the district. Located on the other side of the Potomac River from downtown Washington in Arlington, Virginia, the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is primarily responsible for domestic flights. Large international flights land and leave Washington Dulles International Airport, 42.3 km west of the district in the districts of Fairfax and Loudoun in Virginia. Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport is 51.1 km northeast of the district in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

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    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located in Arlington, Virginia. It acts as the main airport serving Washington, D.C.. It is the closest commercial airport to the capital and serves the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. For decades it was Washington National Airport before being renamed 1n 1998 to honor President Ronald Reagan.  - List of US Airlines

    There are three runways all with asphalt surfaces:

    • Runway 1/19 is 7,169 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 4/22 is 4,911 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 15/33 is 5,204 x 150 feet

    Washington Dulles International Airport

    Washington Dulles International Airport
    Washington Dulles International Airport
    Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is situated in Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Virginia, 26 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C. First opened in 1962, and named after John Foster Dulles the 52nd Secretary of State who served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    There are four runways all with concrete surfaces:

    • Rujnway 1L/19R is 9,400 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 1C/19C is 11,500 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 1R/19L is 11,500 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 12/30 is 10,501 x 150 feet.

    Baltimore–Washington International Airport

    Baltimore–Washington International Airport
    Baltimore–Washington International Airport
    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is the prncipal international airport serving the Baltimore metropolitan area along with the Washington, D.C. metropolitian area, being one of three principal airports serving the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area the others are Washington Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Situated in an unincorporated area of Anne Arundel County, the airport is nine miles south of downtown Baltimore. It is the busiest airport in Maryland, and serves more passengers than all airports in both Washington and Philadelphia. It is commonly called BWI or BWI Marshall. The airport is named after Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native who was the very first African American to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. This airport also serves a heavy population base from the Washington metropolitan area and Harrisburg metropolitan area.

    BWI is the only international airport in the state of Maryland. It is a high-tech airport that provides its passengers some of the best services. The airport has been renovated several times to handle increased traffic. The airport receives nearly 20 million passengers every year and has many retail shops and restaurants.  - List of US Airlines

    Airlines serving this airport are Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Apple Vacations, British Airways, Condor, Contour Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Vacation Express, and WOW air.  - List of US Airlines

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