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Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports are operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The Airports Authority is an independent interstate agency created by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia with the consent of the United States Congress in 1987 for the purpose of operating both airports under a lease that extends to the year 2067.

Authority Management

The Airports Authority is governed by a 17-person Board of Directors whose members are appointed by the Governors of Virginia and Maryland, The Mayor of the District of Columbia and the President of the United States.

Day-to-day operation and management of the Airports Authority is the responsibility of the President/Chief Executive Officer. Dulles and National Airports are self-supporting with operations funded through revenues derived from concessions, aircraft landing fees, space rental, and utilities sales. The Capital Construction Program aimed at improving both airports is financed through the sale of revenue bonds and, in some part, through federal and state programs.

Purpose of this Media Guide

The purpose of this Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Media Guide is to provide local and national news media organizations with information to work most effectively with the staff at the Airports Authority.