Capital Access Alliance: Senate Vote To Authorize New Flights At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport “A Win for Air Travelers”

Bipartisan Compromise To Safely Strengthen Access To Washington, D.C. Included In Final Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill

Washington, D.C. – The Capital Access Alliance (CAA), a coalition of transportation and business leaders from Virginia and around the country seeking to make air travel to and from Washington, D.C., more accessible and affordable, applauded the U.S. Senate today following its bipartisan vote to authorize five new flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) as part of the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill.

“This is a tremendous win for air travelers across the country who will benefit from greater access to the national capital region. It’s also a win for the Commonwealth of Virginia which will benefit from the new local jobs these flights will create and the additional access to flights for residents traveling to other parts of the country,” said CAA spokesperson and Northern Virginia resident Brian Walsh. “We appreciate the leadership and work of Senator Cruz, Senator Cantwell, Senator Lummis and Senator Warnock, and we thank the members of the Senate for their bipartisan support for more air travel choices and for recognizing that DCA has the ability to safely add more flights at currently underutilized time periods. The safety of air travelers has always been top of mind for everyone involved in this debate and we appreciate that facts won out over a desire by some to protect the interests of one airline from more competition. We hope members of the U.S. House will maintain this bipartisan momentum and move quickly to pass this bill so it can go to the president’s desk and become law.”

About CAA

CAA consists of diverse members from around the country and various industries, including transportation, general business groups, the small business sector, entrepreneurs and job creators, organizations focused on economic development and leaders in the civic and policy communities. 

Learn more about Capital Access Alliance HERE.