Before-and-after views of Terminal, Parking and Gate identification at Reagan National, effective June 5, 2022

What's New?

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) has updated signage to reflect terminal and gate-sign terminology used at most other airports. The enhancements are designed to make it easier for travelers to navigate inside and outside of the airport.

  • Terminals are numbered 1 and 2 (formerly A and B/C).
  • Gate names added a letter (A, B, C, D, E) in front of the existing number.
  • No airlines or gates have moved. This is just a signage enhancement project.

When are the changes effective?

  • Saturday, June 4: Enhanced gate signs were unveiled inside terminals.
  • Sunday, June 5: Airline boarding passes and flight information screens began reflecting alphanumeric gate names (A1, B10, C22, D35, E46, etc).
  • June 6-10: Roadway, Metro and parking signs were changed during the week. Passengers are advised to follow signs with airline names for guidance during this transition.
  • Permanent signs will gradually replace those with temporary patches to complete the new look.

Why is this needed?

  • The sign enhancements adopt navigation standards found at many other airports worldwide.
  • The enhanced system will make Reagan National easier to navigate, from the roads to the gates.


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Making it easier to find terminals and gates