Reagan National DCA Airport Overview
DCA Airport is located in Arlington - across the Potomac River dividing Washington D.C. and the State of Virginia - and only three miles south of the central business district of the Nation's capital, Washington, D.C. It is situated on GW Memorial Parkway and is connected to US Rt 1 (Jefferson Davis Hwy) by airport viaduct (State 233); Interstate Hwy 395 is just north of DCA Airport and accessible by GW Parkway and Route 1.
Reagan National Airport is reached directly via the Metrorail station adjacent to Terminal B/C.
Servicing an estimated 20 million passengers annually, Reagan National is the closest airport to the D.C. Capital; however, with only mid-size runways, it primarily serves as a short-haul airport, with airline service being restricted to a 1,250 mile perimeter (with some exceptions).
NOTE: Due to the merger of American & US Airways, DCA had to give up 52 pairs of slots - for which both Southwest & JetBlue applied: JetBlue (which already leased 8 slot pairs) for additional 12 pairs, and Southwest with 27 pairs - enabling them to become 'major players' at Reagan Airport. As of June 19, 2014 & throughout the summer, airlines are moving gradually into their new locations: JetBlue into Terminal B/C - at which Virgin America will then operate full-time, and Southwest will expand Terminal A.
TSA pre-check for speedy security screening, DCA now hasTSA Pre-Security check is available for select frequent flyers and for military active-duy service members (contact TSA 571-227-2829). It is presently available at Terminal B, South checkpoint - for Delta Airlines. Eligible at present are also Trusted Travelers, Global Entry, SENTRI & NEXUS members.
Ronald Reagan National Airport has one large passenger terminal - divided into A, B & C 'terminals'.
2401 S. Smith Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22202
- Website for Reagan National: http://www.mwaa.com/reagan/reagan.htm
- Phone: (703) 417 8600