Press Release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
1 Aviation Circle - Washington, DC 20001-6000 - (703) 417-8370 - Fax: (703) 417-8371

Thursday, July 30, 1998

Dulles Airlines Add New "High Tech" Connections

Alexandria, VA --  American Airlines and United Airlines will begin daily non-stop service from Washington Dulles International Airport to San Jose International Airport beginning on August 1 and September 9 respectively.

The daily flights are the first to connect the Silicon Valley area with the growing high technology Dulles corridor, linking the two largest centers for data communications and internet technology companies in the nation.

Said James A. Wilding, President/CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, "These flights provide a natural connection between the two main high technology regions in our nation. We believe many National Capital Area businesses will benefit from this connection with Silicon Valley."

Washington Dulles has an ongoing expansion program to improve and expand airport facilities to meet the continuing growth in both passenger and cargo service. In 1997, Dulles served nearly 14 million passenger, a one million passenger increase over the previous year.

American Airlines:

Washington Dulles to San Jose                 San Jose to Washington Dulles
Flight Depart        Arrive         Flight Depart         Arrive
# 245 5:15 p.m. ET 7:56 p.m. PT #244 8:00 a.m. PT 4:20 p.m.ET

United Airlines:

Washington Dulles to San Jose                 San Jose to Washington Dulles
Flight Depart        Arrive         Flight Depart         Arrive
#275 5:30 p.m. ET 8:12 p.m. PT #366 8:00 a.m. PT 3:52 p.m. ET

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