A woman arriving at Dulles Airport from El Salvador was found carrying more than four pounds of cocaine hidden inside chocolate bars and drink boxes late Sunday.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Forecasts of inclement weather forced officials to delay the space shuttle's departure to New York until Friday.
Update: Tuesday, April 24 11 p.m. NASA officials have rescheduled the Enterprise again. The new tentative date is Friday, April 27. Update: Monday, April 23 10 p.m. NASA officials have tentatively rescheduled the Enterprise departure for Wednesday, April 25. The flight is expected to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Original Post: NASA released a statement Friday announcing the postponement of Enterprise's departure to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York, NY, because of bad weather. Mounted atop the same Boeing 747 that carried the Discovery from Florida to Virginia, the Enterprise was scheduled to leave Dulles Airport Monday morning for New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. "To ensure a safe flight for …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Crowds gather at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to watch the Discovery space shuttle land at Dulles Airport. The shuttle will be on display at the museum starting Thursday.
Space Shuttle Discovery lands at Dulles after extended fly-over Washington, D.C., area.
The space shuttle Discovery landed at Dulles International Airport at 11:05 a.m. after an extended series of fly-overs around the Washington, D.C., area, providing hundreds of thousands of onlookers spectacular views as it approached. The landing was covered live by NASA TV, which is still broadcasting the shuttle as it is tended to on the tarmac. The specially-designed Boeing 747 transport aircraft with Discovery on its back flew over the Dulles area at about 9:30 a.m., then flew into Washington, D.C., to fly around the National Mall and U.S. Capitol, before returning to Dulles to land. Workers will spend two days preparing Discovery to go on display at its final retirement home at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center at…
On final journey to new home at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The expansion of the International Arrivals Building at Dulles Airport was completed last week.
The space has been expanded to almost 400,000 square feet and features six new baggage carousels.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The new facility is to accommodate increasing international traffic at Dulles International Airport.
The Dulles International Airport has undergone a number of renovations in recent years, the newest of which is the expanded international arrivals building. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has doubled the floor space in the building to about 400,000 square feet, has increased the number of Customs inspection positions to 50, installed six new baggage carousels, streamlined passenger flow from the international arrivals building to the passenger greeting area and incorporated public art into the design. The new facility can accommodate about 2,400 passengers, and their luggage, per hour. The original 1991 design of the building accommodated just 1,400 passengers per hour. The expansion was built to accomodate …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The woman set a record by carrying almost 5 pounds of heroin in her stomach.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Online discussion about Phase 2 on Friday.
You may have lost track of the big picture of the Silver Line subway construction from Falls Church through McLean and Tyson's Corner to Dulles Airport because it has disrupted traffic and changed the landscape forever. Two new subway stations are located in McLean on Dolley Madison Boulevard and another directly opposite Tysons Corner Mall main entrance. Two other stations are located along Route 7 between Route 123 and the Dulles Access and Toll Roads. Here's where the project stands by the numbers. 1. The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of Metro’s Orange Line. When finished it will whisk riders from downtown Washington to Dulles Airport in one ride, no transfers. 2. It is under construction in two phases. Phase…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Four new electric charging stations at the Dulles International Airport allow for up to eight electric vehicles to be charged at a time.
The Dulles International Airport opened four new electric vehicle-charging stations on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The stations are allowing people to use them for free as a part of a pilot program. Charging stations are being installed at Reagan National Airport as well. Each station can accommodate two vehicles, offering eight parking spaces at each airport. The spaces are located near walkways to the terminal, have special signage and are reserved for electric vehicles only. “We recognize our airports’ importance to the region as a transportation hub,” said Jack Potter, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in a press release. “We are pleased to offer this service enhancement to our customers and to promote …