Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
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The millions of travelers and employees using Reagan National Airport each year translate into high volume consumer traffic for the Airport’s shopping and dining venues. Here are some vital statistics about the Airport and its strong base of likely buyers:
Reagan National Airport
Reagan National Airport reached a record 23 million passengers in 2015, representing more than a 10% increase over 2014 activity.
- 60% of passengers arrive at the Airport more than an hour prior to departure time, making them likely patrons of shops and restaurants. Specifically, three in ten National respondents (42%) spent more than 90 minutes at the airport prior to departure.
- The majority of passengers (87%) arrive via ground transportation, with 35% of those arriving via ground transportation arriving by car and 28% arriving by taxi.
- The median household income was $94,085 in 2015.
- The more than 8,000 on-site airport employees, including full- and part-time staff, are frequent shoppers at the Airport’s shops and restaurants. Airlines are the single largest employers at the airports, accounting 21.2 percent of employment at Reagan National Airport.
- The major airlines are American, Delta, United, JetBlue and Southwest.
- There are 44 gates and approximately 288,000 airline take-offs and landings each year.
- In 2015, sales per enplaned passenger (SPE) was $9.82.
- View 2015 sales (PDF)
The Washington, D.C. regional economy has grown steadily over the past two decades and remains strong. This economic strength translates into a healthy base of passengers traveling through Reagan National Airport.
- As home to the federal government and the fifth largest regional economy in the nation, the area currently boasts the second-highest Gross Regional Product per capita in the US.
- Dow Jones & Co.’s MarketWatch named Washington the Best City for Business, citing the region’s strong economy and low unemployment rate.
- Fifteen Washington-area companies were on the Fortune 500 list of the country’s largest companies by revenue in 2014.
- Population growth in the metropolitan Washington area) has consistently outpaced population growth in the United States. Within the region, the largest concentrations of population are in the Fairfax County, Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; Prince George’s County, Maryland; and the District of Columbia.
- The region’s median household income is 69 percent higher than the U.S. median household income, as reported in the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey, and unemployment remains well below the national average.
- Six of the 10 counties in the United States with the highest household incomes are in the D.C. region.