Washington Dulles International Airport, known as Dulles Airport (codes: IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD), it is situated in Dulles, Virginia, 26 miles west of the city center of Washington, D.C. Dulles Airport is one of the three main airports and the largest one in DCDC region. It is serving both domestic and international flights, with low fare carriers that have air service all around the world. The airport serves the Baltimore- Washington Metropolitan and the District of Columbia. Its control by The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority owns and operates one other airport in the U.SU.S.
Dulles International Airport was opened in 1962 and dedicated from President John F. Kennedy and named for Foster Dulles, the 52ndSecretary of State.
Dulles International Airport is one of the busiest and best airports in the DC area. According to official data, more than 60,000 passengers come through this airport and operates flights to and from more than 125 destinations around the world (Africa, Asia, Europe, Central, South America and Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, Middle East). In 2017 the airport reached its all-time high when it handled more than 22 million passengers.
History and economic impact
Dulles International Airport began in 1962, and within one year, it was already operating its first flight. Currently, there are three runways and has 113 airline gates. It is serving one of the major cities in the United States.
The airport can handle 55 million passengers per year 150,000 per day, and the plans are being worked for further expansion. About 42 different airlines operate out in Dulles Airport.