Dulles Matters: DC’s Expanding World!
At Washington Dulles International Airport, the leading international airport in the National Capital Region, the global route map is rapidly expanding. Last year alone, Dulles welcomed four new airlines to its air carrier lineup and three brand-new international destinations with nonstop service.
In May, Italian flag carrier Alitalia began service to Rome, while in June, EgyptAir commenced service to Cairo, Egypt and TAP Air Portugal began flying to Lisbon. Finally, Cabo Verde Airlines in December started its own transatlantic service to the island nation of Cape Verde.
In addition to these four new airlines, United Airlines, which maintains a hub operation at Dulles International, began flying nonstop to Tel Aviv, Israel in the spring.
This year, the airport is picking up right where it left off in 2019. On March 29, Swiss flag carrier Swiss International Air Lines will join United Airlines in serving Zurich with nonstop service from Dulles, and just over one month later, Iberia, the Spanish flag carrier, will begin service to Madrid on May 1. Finally, LOT Polish Airlines will add service to Warsaw on June 2, which will become the 37th global capital city with nonstop air service from Dulles International.
In all, a total of 37 different air carriers serve 56 nonstop international destinations from Dulles with 58 daily departures – not to mention 88 other destinations in the United States alone. All told, Dulles International offers Washington, D.C., travelers 47 percent more nonstop destinations than any other airport in the region.
With a comprehensive – and still growing – list of connections to points near and far, Dulles International stands as an important travel hub for Washington, D.C.-area residents and visitors alike as they journey to and through our nation’s capital.