By Rob Yingling
Looking back on Dulles International’s 55th year as an airport, some impressive numbers come to light.
Dulles handled about 23 million passengers and 266,000 flights in the last twelve months – serving 120 cities with nonstop flights, including 34 capitals around the globe. Dulles hosted the 25th anniversary Plane Pull – which has raised more than $2.5 million for Special Olympics Virginia since the first Plane Pull in 1992.
Active construction continues along 11.4 miles of new Metrorail track with six new stations taking shape. The track through the airport is approximately 3.8 miles long. 72 new shops and restaurants opened at Dulles since concessions redevelopment began in 2013.
Passengers can visit flydulles.com to learn about the latest airport offerings, specials and security wait times. New restaurants such as the Washington Redskins Burgundy and Gold Club (B-gates), Pei Wei (B-gates) and Chef›s Table by Wolfgang Puck (C-gates) await travelers. And a new, free Wi-Fi system in the airport has dramatically increased connection speeds for people traveling with devices.
Happy holidays, and have a safe and enjoyable journey!