2014 was a great year for Dulles Flyers, with the opening of Metro’s Silver Line and the Silver Line Express Bus to the airport from the Reston station.
Construction has already begun on the extension of the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport (IAD) and beyond. Completion is slated for 2019 but I’m not holding my breath.
2014 Service Expansions at Dulles International Airport (IAD)
The most exciting development for Washington, DC area budget travelers was the arrival of Frontier Airlines low cost service to Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Cancun, and these additional cities:
- Atlanta, GA
- Charlotte, NC
- Chicago-O’Hare, IL
- Cincinnati, OH
- Detroit, MI
- Fort Myers, FL
- Memphis, TN
- Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
- Orlando, FL
- St. Augustine/Jacksonville, FL
- St. Louis, MO
- Tampa, FL
Another welcome service expansion is Southwest’s new daily, nonstop service to Las Vegas and San Diego.
On December 20, 2014, United Airlines initiated seasonal weekly service to San Jose del Cabo in Mexico, and seasonal service to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
We also saw the inauguration of Air China’s nonstop service to Beijing, with four nonstop flights per week, and British Airways upgraded service to London on a new Airbus A380 aircraft.
What’s Coming to Dulles International Airport (IAD) in 2015
In 2015, we will continue to see expanded service from IAD.
Beginning March 11, 2015, you can look forward to daily nonstop service to Seattle on Alaska Air.
On May 1, 2015, Are Lingus will launch nonstop service to Dublin, Ireland four times a week.
Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying
Southwest, Frontier, and United often offer large bonuses of frequent flyer miles for opening a new credit card account — sometimes enough for two free round-trip tickets.