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  • BWI is experiencing a boom in international travel

    Although most of the international air travel in the Washington region flows through Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is gaining in the market.

  • A Baltimore County worker clears snow from a walkway in Towson, Md. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The storm was the biggest in Maryland in four years, prompting a state of emergency declaration by the governor. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Flight delays persist day after Mid-Atlantic snow

    Flight delays made Valentine's Day bitter for some Mid-Atlantic travelers Friday after a record-breaking snowstorm that shut down the federal government and damaged a landmark Ocean City fishing pier rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy.

  • Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S. Girma Birru (center) chats with then-Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Vice Chairman Leonard Manning in March at the embassy. In his MWAA role, Mr. Manning helped facilitate opening the U.S. market to Ethiopian roses. (Jessica Carpenter/The Washington Times)

    African roses bloom on Dulles' runways

    Acres of flowers carpeting the ground in bold hues might seem more at home in a Monet painting or the land of Oz, but it's a sight that's become a familiar part of the Ethiopian landscape.

  • The Wiehle Avenue station being built between the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Access Road will bring Metrorail service to Reston in Fairfax County. Whether the Silver Line expands into Loudoun County is up to the Board of Supervisors, which votes Tuesday on funding. (The Washington Times)

    Loudoun votes yes on Dulles rail

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday decided by a 5-4 margin to remain committed to the Dulles rail project, a $6 billion plan that promises a boost for economic development through the benefits of mass transit.

  • Space shuttle Discovery lands at new home near DC

    Space shuttle Discovery has landed at Washington Dulles International Airport, where its wheels will stop for the last time at the Smithsonian.

  • Metro General Manager Richard Sarles declined to say Thursday whether he prefers the design for an underground rail station at Washington Dulles International Airport or a cheaper above-ground alternative. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Officials diplomatic toward Dulles Metro

    Metro officials avoided taking sides Thursday over a compromise proposal to move a planned underground rail station at Washington Dulles International Airport above ground to save money, but board members warned the final choice should not be at the expense of transit or customer service.

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    Nigerian arrested for allegedly swallowing, smuggling heroin at Dulles

    A Nigerian man is in custody for allegedly attempting to smuggle three pounds of heroin in his stomach through Washington Dulles International Airport, U.S. customs and border protection officials said Wednesday.

  • ** FILE ** The first Airbus A380 arrives at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia in 2011. The fleet of jumbo jets replaced smaller aircraft that fly the route between Dulles and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. (The Washington Times)

    Dulles 1st area airport to offer A380 service

    The busiest airport in Virginia now serves the fleet of commercial planes that rank as the largest in the world.

  • **FILE** U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Associated Press)

    LaHood asks for more talks on Metrorail at Dulles plan

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday directed airport officials and elected leaders to spend a month trying to reach a compromise in an ongoing dispute over a planned Metrorail station at Washington Dulles International Airport.

  • DC police gave escorts to celebs other than Sheen

    District of Columbia police records released Wednesday show Bill Gates and rapper Jay-Z are among the celebrities who have received police escorts similar to the one officers provided last month to actor Charlie Sheen, revealing more widespread use of a practice mostly intended for top government officials and foreign dignitaries.

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