Press Release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
1 Aviation Circle - Washington, DC 20001-6000 - (703) 417-8370 - Fax: (703) 417-8371

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Department of Transportation announces 18 new destinations for Reagan National Airport

 Department of Transportation announces
18 new destinations for Reagan National Airport

Phase II to begin October 26th

Today the Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta, announced 18 additional destinations that will receive air service to and from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport starting as soon as Friday, October 26th, pending the implementation of further enhanced security measures at all airports serving Reagan National Airport.

The additional cities are: Charleston SC, Charlotte, Chicago-Midway, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Milwaukee, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis, Seattle and Toronto.

The new destinations, which bring the total number of airports served to 26, are in addition to the return of service to eight cities on October 4th. Those cities are: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Ft.Worth, Newark, New York (LaGuardia), Pittsburgh and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

In addition to the new cities served, eight additional airlines will resume operations at National: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, America West, American Trans Air, Frontier, Midwest Express, Spirit and TWA. These airlines will join the six airlines that returned to service at National on October 4th: American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.

Passengers should contact their airline for specific flight information.

The Airports Authority looks forward to future announcements from the Federal Government to further return to service the remaining scheduled flights which the Airport accommodated prior to September 11th.

Air Service for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Effective Friday October 26th
*- Destinations to resume service on Oct 26th under Phase II

Destination Airline

Atlanta Delta
Boston

American, US Airways

*Charleston SC US Airways
*Charlotte US Airways
*Chicago - Midway American Trans Air
Chicago - O'Hare American, United
*Cincinnati Delta
*Columbus America West, US Airways   
Dallas American, Delta
*Denver Frontier
*Detroit Northwest
*Ft. Lauderdale Spirit, US Airways
*Houston Continental
*Kansas City Midwest Express
*Miami American
*Milwaukee Midwest Express
Minneapolis Northwest
Newark Continental
New York - LaGuardia    Delta, US Airways
*Orlando US Airways
*Philadelphia US Airways
*Phoenix America West
Pittsburgh US Airways
*St. Louis

TWA

*Seattle Alaska Airlines
*Toronto Air Canada