× Important Information About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Last Updated: January 14, 2021 11:46 EST

Reagan National Airport Traveler Update on Coronavirus

× Important Information About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Last Updated: January 14, 2021 11:46 EST

Reagan National Airport Traveler Update on Coronavirus

New Concourse

A new 14-gate concourse will replace busing operations from Gate 35X, increasing passenger comfort and convenience


Project Update

The 225,000-square-foot New Concourse building is fully enclosed in glass and metal panels, complementing the design of Terminal B/C. Work has shifted to focus on the completion of interior tasks including: painting steel, placing tile, laying terrazzo flooring and installing moving walkways. Outside, new pavement around the building allowed for delivery and installation of passenger jetbridges. The next phase of construction is the build-out of concourse-level holdrooms and ground-level airline support offices. 

Estimated Opening: July 2021


Join us for a video tour led by the architect of the New Concourse project.


About the New Concourse Project

Record passenger growth and consolidation in the airline industry led to the addition of outdoor regional aircraft parking positions at Reagan National accessed via buses departing from Gate 35X. The Airports Authority and American Airlines worked together to respond to customer feedback and improve the experience for regional aircraft passengers by designing and constructing a new 14-gate concourse.

The new concourse will have direct, enclosed access to planes via jetbridges, spacious holdrooms, new shopping and dining experiences and an American Airlines Admirals Club lounge. It will end the need for busing to and from the terminal.

The concourse design includes architectural features consistent with Terminal B/C’s exposed metal beams, glass walls and domed ceilings while maximizing open, navigable gate areas and panoramic views of downtown Washington, D.C.

During construction, there will be no noticeable impact on the passenger experience or flight operations since the work will take place behind fences.

Project Journey: Transforming the Passenger Experience

Reagan National's current facilities were designed to serve 15 million passengers per year. But more than 23 million passengers traveled through the airport annually, setting new records and straining the existing infrastructure. In response, the airport launched Project Journey, a $1 billion investment to transform the traveler experience inside terminals, at the gates and along the roads. The end result will provide passengers with greater connectivity, more shopping and dining choices and a more pleasant post-security environment. 

More renderings can be seen here.

Key Facts

  • Prime Contractor: Turner Construction
  • Project Forecast: $391,550,000
  • Notice to Proceed: February 2018

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