Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017
Passengers at Reagan National and Dulles International Airports should be prepared for additional crowds and congestion from Thursday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 22, for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. While the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority does not anticipate any unusual operational issues during this time, an influx of passengers may produce longer-than-usual wait times at airline ticket counters and security checkpoints, and congestion on airport roads.
In honor of the inauguration, Reagan National Airport is offering all day parking in its garages only on January 20 for $10. Garages B and C are connected to the Reagan National Airport Metrorail Station making for efficient travel to and from inauguration events. Reservations are required and the promotion is limited to the first 1,200 bookings.
The airports experienced heavy passenger traffic on the day following the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. This year, the Airports Authority is working with airlines and airport partners to assist in alleviating any congestion associated with passengers traveling during the inauguration. Flights arriving before the Jan. 20 Inauguration Day may create crowded roadways. Airport police will be on hand to monitor the curbsides and roads to ensure traffic is moving in passenger drop-off areas. Ground transportation options are available at the Reagan National and Dulles International. Additionally, drivers are encouraged to avoid airport roads if they do not have business at the airport.
Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, January 22, are expected to be a busy day at Reagan National and Dulles International as Inauguration visitors check out of hotels and travel to the airports. While airport staffing will be optimized on this date, passengers are asked to follow these important travel tips:
Here are some additional tips to speed your travel through the terminals:
Source:- Metwash Airports