Washington Dulles International Airport IAD
is the larger of two major Washingon, D.C. airports and handles both domestic & international air traffic. (While Dulles Airport is actually situated in Virginia, Reagan National Airport is within short reach of the Nation's capital Washington D.C.)
IAD Airport is located within both communities of Chantilly and Dulles, Virginia, but is 26 miles west of the central business district of Washington, D.C. The Washington Capital Beltway I-495 (north to Baltimore, south to Richmond) has two new ramps leading directly into the Airport: the Dulles Access Highway is intended for Aiport connection only
, while the Dulles Toll Road is intended for other commuter traffic.
With four long runways, and 22 million passengers in 2016, Washington Dulles Airport serves as East Coast hub for United Airlines, which accounts for over half of the total air traffic, and is served by a multitude of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Current airlines serving Dulles Airport - listed alphabetically with their ticket counter numbers:
Aeroflot 1, AeroMexico 1, Aer Lingus 1, Air Canada 3, Air China 1, Air France 2, Alaska 3, ANA All Nippon 3, Austrian 3, Avianca 3, British Airways 1, Brussels 2, Copa 2, Delta 1, Emirates 2, Ethiopian 1, Etihad 1, Frontier 3, Icelandair 3, JetBlue 3, KLM 2, Korean 2, LATAM 1, Lufthansa 3, Porter 3, Qatar 2, Royal Air Maroc 2, Saudi 2, SAS 3, Silver 1, South African 3, Southwest 1, Southern 3, Turkish 3, United & United Express 4, Virgin America 1 & Virgin Atlantantic 2.
Frontier Airlines added in 2017 4 weekly services services to Austin (TX), and daily flights to Denver. Other Frontier destinations include Colorado Springs, & Las Vegas,,
Washington Dulles International Airport has a large Main Passenger Terminal and Midfield Concourses A/B and C/D.
NOTE: The AP now accepts the free Mobile Passport App in all of its Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities
- allowing U.S. & Canadian passport holders (with B1 or B2 visa status) to save their profiles securely on the smartphone, submit them electronically, and upon Terminal arrival, proceed directly to dedicated lanes for expedited CBP processing.
Present and Future Airport Developments:
- In June 2016 the Metrorail started a one-year maintenance program of the rail system - for possible delays and interruptions to service open: www.wmata.com/safetrack.
- Ongoing conversion/ reconstruction of concessions continued during 2016.
- Concourse Z is to be expanded.
- Presently, the AeroTrain System
operates underground on dual track and runs between Main Terminal and Concourses A, B, & C only - while Concourse D is still served by shuttle buses. Its temporary C-Gate station is beneath the site for a future Concourse, ultimately replacing the present C/D Concourse.
No completion date is yet available.
- By 2018/19 the Silver line of the Dulles Metro Rail is to reach Dulles Airport .
In July 2014 the first phase was completed activating partial service of Silver Line. Phase 2, after more modifications & construction delays, started May 2016 - no completion date is yet available.
- A fifth runway, the east-west runway with 10,500 feet in length, parallel to runway 12-30 is in the planning stages.