Airports in Washington DC
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There are 2 major airports that service Washington DC: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport . These 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.
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 grant programs.