Reagan National Airport will open two new security halls Tuesday, November 9. The expansion will not only add two new 50,000-square-foot screening areas for terminals B and C, but will now mean the entire B and C concourses will be behind security and accessible only to ticketed passengers, allowing more room for screened passengers to wait for their flights. Security for Terminal A will remain the same.
The streamlined security areas launch right before the typical holiday surge in travel. And while DCA only has international flights to and from a few airports in Canada and the Caribbean, there’s an expected surge there, too, now that the US is allowing in visitors from 33 countries (with proof of vaccination and a recent negative Covid test).
In another local airport development: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said last week that there has been “substantial completion” in Phase 2 of the project to build the Metrorail Silver Line that would allow people to travel by Metro to Dulles International Airport. No word yet on when it will open.