Press Release

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

Wednesday, May 20, 1998

Dulles Airport Adds New Parking for Summer Travel Season

Alexandria, VA— Anticipating a busy summer travel season, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will open an additional 2,000 parking spaces on Thursday, May 21. This will bring the total number of public parking spaces to 12,117.

"We have seen continuing strong growth at Dulles, and served an additional one million passengers in 1997." said Airports Authority President/CEO James A. Wilding. "This summer will continue that trend so we are expanding our parking supply."

There are now three Economy Parking lots-- Blue, Green, and the recently- opened Red -- all located at the north end of the airport. These lots provide long-term parking for travelers who park and fly.

Daily parking has been expanded. The Daily Parking 1 lot is located in front of the Main Terminal. The new Daily Parking 2 lot has just opened on the east side of the Terminal. Motorists can enter Daily Parking 2 by circling in front of the Main Terminal on the "Departures" or "Arrivals" traffic ramps and following signs to "Daily Parking 2".

The Hourly lot, also located in front of the Main Terminal, is used by drivers who are dropping off or meeting passengers. Valet Parking is also offered in the center of that lot.

Plans are also set for an additional 1,200 spaces in early Fall when the Green Economy lot is expanded.

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