The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has launched a comprehensive campaign, Project Journey, which is related to the $1bn planned, multi-year capital enhancement project at Reagan National Airport in the US.
Slated to mobilise in summer this year, Project Journey aims to improve passenger services at Virginia’s Reagan National Airport.
The new project includes the development of two new security checkpoints connecting the concourse level of Terminal B / C to airline gate areas, the expansion of an enclosed commuter concourse to replace 14 outdoor gates, and future improvements to roadway and parking configurations.
MWAA president and CEO Jack Potter said: “Reagan National’s passenger areas were designed to serve 15 million passengers annually.
“Today, more than 23 million passengers travel through the airport, straining its infrastructure, crowding travellers and hampering our ability to provide best-in-class customer service. Project Journey will transform and improve the passenger experience.”
Once operational, the two new checkpoints will be able to expand their capacity from 20 to 28 security lanes, thereby speeding up the screening process, as well as enhance access between Terminal B / C airline concourses and the new commuter concourse.
Project Journey will also help replace 14 outdoor aircraft boarding positions accessed by bus through Gate 35X with a new commuter concourse.
The concourse will provide passengers with access to aircraft through jet bridges, spacious waiting and boarding areas, as well as a wide range of seating options with integrated power outlets and new concessions.
The new security checkpoints are expected to open in 2020, while the commuter concourse is slated to be completed in 2021.
Image: New commuter concourse with 14 gates connected to regional aircraft at Reagan National Airport in US. Photo: courtesy of MWAA.