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Dulles International Airport Sees Increase in Passengers

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After a multiyear slide in passengers, Dulles International Airport (IAD) bounced back with a gradual increase in passengers year after year.

According to a recent Washington Post article, for the first time since 2014, more travelers flew through Dulles than Reagan National Airport (DCA) last year. In 2018, 24.1 million passengers came through Dulles—a 5.1 percent increase over the previous year, and 23.5 million flew through Reagan. Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport (BWI) remains the region’s busiest, with 27.1 million passengers in 2018.

Virginia officials say that Dulles Airport’s turnaround is largely in part due to a renewed focus on the basics: “reducing the cost for airlines to do business there and making the Dulles experience more pleasant for travelers.” Additionally, in the past two years, several international carriers have announced new or expanded service from Dulles to destinations all over the world, including San Salvador, Cape Verde and Hong Kong. United Airlines, the dominant airline at Dulles, increased its presence at the airport as well and now offers more domestic flights to different cities.

Abrams Landau law—only a few miles away from this busy airport—has represented countless injured employees and travelers at Dulles and other airports along the East Coast. We understand that more travelers and more flights can lead to more stress and hectic environments for both passengers and workers. If you or someone you know was injured while traveling or working due to no fault of your own and you have questions as to what laws apply, please give us a call (703-796-9555) or email us at Abrams Landau, Ltd.