This morning, American Airlines began welcoming customers to a new, state-of-the-art 14-gate regional concourse at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), designed to replace Gate 35X. The new concourse, constructed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) as part of a $1 billion initiative to transform the customer experience at DCA, provides customers a range of new amenities while offering a more seamless connection to the National Capital Region.
Comprised of 14 spacious gate areas and enclosed jet bridges connected to DCA’s existing Terminal B/C, the 225,000 square-foot regional concourse offers a completely new experience for customers as they return to the skies.
Customers departing on regional flights from Gates 46-59 are now able to relax and recharge in one of 850 new seats while enjoying panoramic views of the Washington D.C. skyline. Additionally, customers can take advantage of new amenities, including four public restrooms, two mother’s care rooms and an indoor pet relief area. When complete, the new concourse will also include more than 10 new shopping and dining options and a new 14,000 square-foot Admirals Club — currently scheduled to open in 2022.
Behind the scenes, more than 20,000 square-feet of space on the ramp level will serve as home to American’s wholly-owned regional subsidiaries Piedmont and PSA Airlines — providing team members new break areas, workspaces and locker rooms. A new baggage handling system will help expedite the luggage off-load and transfer process, further enhancing the overall customer experience.