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Primera Air and MWAA Talk Washington Route Addition

In February, the newest airline in the low-cost transatlantic market, Primera Air, announced that it would make a slight change to its route network. Washington’s Dulles International Airport located in Northern Virginia, serving the nation’s capital, Virginia, Maryland and other surrounding states, was chosen to receive flights to London’s Stansted Airport, one of the airline’s European termini. AirlineGeeks spoke with the airline's CCO, Anastasija Visnakova, spokesperson for Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA), Andrew Trull, and other airline and airport authority officials over…

Photos: ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Sends Scores of New York and Philadelphia-Bound…

As the first blizzard of 2018, also known as a 'bomb cyclone,' bore down on the Northeast, flights to major airports, including Boston Logan, Philadelphia, and New York, were disrupted. American Airlines canceled more than 1,300 flights on Thursday and 360 on Friday, while Delta canceled approximately 750 mainline and regional flights on…

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, United Airlines Showcase the Passenger Experience…

Think about your home airport. Do you get excited when a new airline is announced? When a new, modern jet like the Dreamliner starts service to your hometown? This was the mood walking into “Passport to Dulles 2018” on Tuesday. Washington Dulles International Airport had given no information on what…

Reflections on 9/11: Washington Dulles Airport Managers Share Personal Stories…

We’ve all heard the stories and seen the pictures: a beautiful September morning 16 years ago that forever altered the landscape of America and the aviation industry. If you’re old enough, you recall where you were on that fateful day. These three American Airlines managers do as well. They all…

Air India Launches Nonstop Service Between Delhi and Dulles Airport

After a 7,507 mile and 14 hour trip from Delhi, Air India flight 103, a Boeing 777-200, was met with fanfare and slightly below par weather upon arrival in the Nation's Capital on Friday. This new flight marks the first scheduled nonstop journey between Washington Dulles International Airport and Indira…

Photos: Inauguration Brings Hefty Amounts of Traffic into Washington-Dulles

The Nation's Capital tends to be a popular destination for business, diplomatic, and leisure travelers alike, who fly through the region's three main airports: Washington-Dulles, Reagan National, and BWI Marshall. While commercial flights are obviously a key aspect in the region, business and privately-owned aircraft also play an important role,…

The Battle for the Nation’s Capital: Washington Dulles International Airport

With the signing of the Residence Act in 1790, Washington D.C. was slated to be the new capital of the United States of America. While the federal jurisdiction has had its battles, both won and lost, it has become the center of all government affairs for the nation. Over time,…

United Celebrates 30 Years of Hub Operations at Washington Dulles

In May 1986, United began hub operations at Washington Dulles (IAD) with 58 departures serving 24 destinations. United has continually served the Nation's Capital for 50 years, 30 of which have been from their hub at Dulles. To celebrate their 30 year anniversary, the airline brought in the "777 Grill"…

Emirates to Begin A380 Service to Washington Dulles

Emirates plans to upgrade their Dubai (DXB) to Dulles (IAD) route to an A380. This upgrade will take effect on February 1st, 2016. The carrier decided to upgrade the aircraft in order to accommodate increased passenger needs and capacity. Emirates currently uses their 777-300ER to operate the route to Washington. The…

Another Dubai Route Bites The Dust

United Airlines has announced that it will cease service to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in January of next year. The airline currently serves Dubai from its hub at Washington-Dulles International Airport. United flight 976 will make its last departure from Washington-Dulles on January 23rd, 2016. The last flight out of…