Written by Jody Trammel

DCA – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Flying into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National AirportLocated three miles south of Washington, D.C., many travelers visiting the nation’s capital choose to fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, as opposed to farther away Washington Dulles or Baltimore Washington. In fact, nearly 20 million passengers flew through National Airport last year.


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About the airport

Washington National Airport opened in 1941 to fulfill the need for a high-functioning airport near the District. At the time, it was considered a state of the art facility in terms of technological developments and building design. In its first year, 344,257 passengers flew out of the new airport.

Located in Arlington County, Virginia, part of the airport was constructed within the grounds of Abingdon plantation, the birthplace of President George Washington’s granddaughter, Eleanor.  As such, several indoor and outdoor displays at Washington National commemorate this history.

In 1998, its name was changed to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in honor of the former president on his 87th birthday.

Traveling today

In 2012 alone, the airport accommodated nearly 20 million passengers. Planes landing at Washington National follow a river visual approach along the Potomac, giving visitors breathtaking views of local landmarks, including the Washington Monument on the left and the Air Force Memorial to the right.

The airport is currently undergoing $37 million worth of renovations to brighten and modernize its look that are expected to be completed at the end of 2013.

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