American Airlines Moves to New Concourse for Regional Flights at Reagan National Airport

By Kurt Stolz on 26 April 2021
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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

American Airlines announced it has moved regional flight operations from the notorious Gate 35X to a new 14-gate complex at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Effective immediately, the airline now operates regional flights from Gates 46 to 59.

“The dreaded Gate 35X is no more,” said Robert Isom, the airline’s president, adding that the new concourse will allow the airline to deliver a “convenient, accessible, world-class product befitting the gateway to our nation’s capital.”

The new gates, which have climate-controlled jet bridges, are part of a $1 billion transformation at the airport. The concourse adds seating for 850 people with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring views of Washington,D.C. and power outlets that are integrated into the seats.

American said it will be operating up to 85 daily departures from the new gates during the busy summer season.

Gate 35X, which supported over 250,000 departures since opening in 1997, was given a sendoff by employees as the last flight departed for Albany, New York, last week.

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