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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

DCA is the commercial airport nearest to Washington, D.C. For decades the airport was called Washington National but it was renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National in 1998 to honor former U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) operates the airport with close oversight by the federal government due to proximity to the national capital.

The airport is southwest of Washington, D.C. and opened in June of 1941. The advent of jet aircraft as well as traffic growth led Congress to pass the Washington Airport Act of 1950, which resulted in the opening of Dulles Airport in 1962.

Shown below are several images of DCA through the years.

Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Hangars, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Hangars, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terrace Dining Room, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terrace Dining Room, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.
Washington National Airport Terminal, Washington, D.C.