Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is an Airport in Arlington, Virginia, also known as Reagan National Airport, and Washington National Airport. The Airport operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and serves the National Capital Region around Washington. The Airport is five miles from downtown Washington, and the border is visible from the Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport is the nearest and the most suitable commercial Airport to the capital. The airport codes are ICAO: KDCA, FAA LID: DCA IATA: DCA.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is a center for American Airlines. Reagan National Airport currently serves 98 nonstop destinations. The Airport has a small size but a high capacity. The Reagan National Airport has facilities only for business jet traffic and United States immigration and customs. The scheduled international flights only allowed to land are flights from the major airports in Canada and also some destinations in the Caribbean.
History and economic impact
The original name of the Airport was Washington National Airport. To honor President Ronald Reagan, Congress adopted the present name in 1998.
The first main terminal in the Washington area was Hoover Field and opened in 1926, and the Airport had one runway which crossed a local street. The Next Washington Airport opened next to it, and it was also a privately operated field. During the Great Depression, two terminals joined to Washington-Hoover Airport. Between 1926 and 1938, another Airport built. While Congress was not in session, President Franklin Roosevelt could spend $15 million to build National Airport. The Construction of Washington National Airport begun in 1940-41. Reagan National Airport opened for business on June 16, 1941. President Roosevelt also attended a ceremony and observed the first official landing.