Reagan National Airport DCA
is the closer of the two Washington airports serving the U.S. capital City of Washington, D.C. (the other being Dulles IAD). DCA offers a great view of the Nation's Capital, and quality shopping & dining in both pre- and post-security areas.
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 elevated Metrorail station connected to the concourse level of Terminals B & C (with a short walk to Terminal A)
Serving an estimated 21 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).
Ronald Reagan National Airport has one large passenger terminal -
divided into A, B & C 'sub-terminals'.
NOTE: The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (operating both Dulles and Reagan airports) has expressed its commitment to serve its passengers by launching a new branding 'Your Journey Begins With Us'.
Present and future Airport developments:
In June 2015, 'Air Alliance' was awarded a $75M contract for the long-term redevelopment program of Terminal B/C over the next few years. Aside from design improvements for better passenger service & efficiency, it will provide contact gate facilities, & secure connection between the concourses. A new concourse is to replace the 14 hardstands at airport's north side & relocate security checkpoints for seemless access to the gate areas without the need of re-screening
By Summer 2016, phase 5 of Airport upgrades will involve restaurants of local, U.S. and foreign fare with essence on high quality and service.