Rep. Comstock on United Airlines-Dulles Airport Contract Renewal

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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA), along with Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) President and CEO Jack Potter and United Airlines’ Rodney Cox, released the following statement after United Airlines and MWAA finalized a seven-year extension of the Airport Use Agreement and Premises Lease at Dulles International Airport:

“I am thrilled that United Airlines and Dulles Airport have agreed to extend their lease for another seven years, through 2024.  Dulles is an essential component of the lifeblood that sustains our regional economy.  For much of the world, it is the gateway to Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.  The importance of maintaining the airport’s vitality cannot be understated.  I have worked with stakeholders in order to facilitate mutual cooperation in the interest of keeping Dulles strong.  I also fought tooth and nail on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to block other members of Congress from weakening the Slot and Perimeter Rules—such meddling has taken a serious toll on the wellbeing of Dulles as well as our regional airports.  I thank United Airlines for their sustained commitment, and I look forward to continued collaboration with elected officials, the business community, and my constituents to ensure Dulles remains as the engine for our growing economy.”

“For the past 30 years, United’s Washington Dulles hub has connected more than half a billion customers to destinations around the globe. Extending our lease at Dulles will ensure United continues to provide an exceptional experience for our customers and a great place to work for our employees,” said Rodney Cox, managing director of the airline’s Dulles hub. “I want to thank Representative Comstock for her continued support of United and for helping Dulles stay competitive for years to come.”

“The Airports Authority is grateful for all the support it has received in completing the Use and Lease Agreement extension with United Airlines,” said Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority President and CEO Jack Potter. “We thank Congresswoman Comstock and the regional congressional delegation for their dedication to further strengthening the competitive position of Dulles International Airport.”


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