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For Immediate Release
October 28, 2012

Numerous Flights Canceled at Washington Airports

Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Airlines serving Dulles International and Reagan National airports canceled most flights for Monday in advance of Hurricane Sandy, which forecasters predict will bring damaging wind and heavy rain to the region.

Passengers are strongly encouraged to check their flight status before leaving for the airport, especially on Monday, when many cancellations are expected. Both airports plan to remain open during this significant weather event.

In addition to closely monitoring the changing weather conditions, the airports are coordinating with airlines, airport tenants and other stakeholders to resume normal operations as quickly as possible after the storm passes.

The Airports Authority will update the official Twitter account @dcairports about the severe weather and will re-tweet airlines as they make changes related to Hurricane Sandy.

During normal operations, Reagan Washington National Airport serves more than 850 flights daily. Dulles International serves nearly 1,000 flights each day.