Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
History, Facts and Overview
(Washington, District of Columbia - DC, USA)
In 1938, President Roosevelt agreed to commission this airport when a suitable site close to central Washington was found. However, the majority of the land was actually flooded at that time and was an enormous quantity of gravel and soil was necessary to level the land well above the water table. Washington's new airport was inaugurated in 1940 and flights officially began the following year.
Ronald Reagan Washington Airport is home to an enormous array of onsite facilities and amenities. These include ticketing, Skycap luggage assistance, a mail drop area, an inter-faith chapel, Travelex desks, a number of branches of the Chevy Chase Bank, along with ATMs throughout the airport's three terminals. Close to the airport, both the Hilton Crystal City Hotel and the Courtyard Arlington Crystal City are known for their business facilities.
Dining options are plentiful and include fast-food favorites, such as Cinnabon, Dunkin' Donuts, Jerry's Subs and Pizza, the Potbelly Sandwich Works and TGI Friday's.
Those looking for shops at Ronald Reagan Washington Airport may be surprised at the number available. The main shops include Borders Books, CNBC Express, Faber News and Gifts, Godiva, Hudson News, Sunglass Hut, Wilsons Leather and the Smithsonian Museum Store.