Connected. Involved. Effective. Imagine the Dulles Economic Corridor Without Dulles Airport. Dulles brings big business to Northern Virginia. It brings hundreds of thousands of tourists and other visitors every year. It brings people and products together. And it provides fast, convenient access to world markets.
Dulles International Airport is Northern Virginia’s economic lifeline and the members of the Committee for Dulles have recognized that for half a century. Although we know the airport is clearly here to stay, its full potential is by no means guaranteed. That is, and will continue to be, our commitment. This is additional content
A Statement of Support for our Region's Airports and Airline Community
March 12, 2020. During this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on public health, the international economy, and the air travel industry specifically, the Committee for Dulles (CFD) expresses its support for our airline community and related businesses. As we see air travel suspended or greatly reduced over COVID-19 concerns, we are once again reminded of the important contribution Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport make to our region’s economy.
More than 46.6 million passengers pass through these airports annually, and more than 300 businesses operate on their campuses to support airline and related operations. That equates to $23.6 billion of annual economic output, based on a 2017 IHS Markit survey, the equivalent of ranking number 123 on the Fortune 500 if it were a publicly traded company.
CFD supports coordinated efforts by the federal, state and regional governments and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to ensure that the traveling public, as well as those who visit these airports, flight crews and others who work and volunteer there, are protected from health and safety threats to the greatest extent possible. At the same time, we urge great care be exercised to protect the jobs and economic assets of the airports and associated businesses to the best extent possible. A coordinated public health plan should include due consideration of economic harm and how to mitigate this as well.
CFD expresses our condolences to those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and to those who have been harmed and may still be impacted by this global crisis.
Celebrating 50 Years
The Committee for Dulles was founded in 1966, four years after the opening of Washington Dulles International Airport. In 2016, we celebrated 50 years of dedication to the growth and success of our airports. The year-long celebration culminated in the Celebrate Dulles gala on November 11, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles.
The 50th Anniversary Subcommittee presented a power point highlighting the past 50 years of CFD history at the monthly luncheon.
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