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Exclusive: Reagan National Eyes Replacement of Historic Terminal 1

Exclusive: Reagan National Eyes Replacement of Historic Terminal 1


According to a document viewed by AeroXplorer, Washington D.C.'s Reagan National Airport (DCA) is set to redevelop its historic Terminal 1, formerly known as Terminal A. This proposed move comes after the airport completed construction on the $1-billion Project Journey, including replacing a set of bus gates known as 35X with a 14-gate commuter concourse.


The document adds that the group that operates the airport, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), plans to pursue a Department of Transportation (DOT) grant worth $637.5 million in 2023. Unfortunately, no further details are given on a timeline, or the scope and plan for the project, though the MWAA seeks money for Terminal 1 utility relocation in 2024.


In a statement to AeroXplorer, MWAA spokesperson Robert Yingling noted that "a future Terminal 1 redevelopment project for Reagan National is in the early stages of concept development, but no project details are available at this time." However, a statement on the pursuit of a DOT grant for the redevelopment of Terminal 1 is still quite indicative of future proceedings. Any movement on seeking environmental approval for the project would be another lead indicator.