Washington Dulles International Airport is beginning to perform stronger as it continues its positive attempts to exceed pre-pandemic capacity.
Using data from RadarBox.com, we can see that the airport is dipping in and out of that all-important 2019 benchmark.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Washington Dulles’ Numbers…
For June 27-July 4, Washington Dulles handled 827 movements, which is 0.61% higher than the same period last year, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.
Compared to pre-pandemic levels, this is around 33 movements higher, which shows the positive trend that the airport is aiming to achieve.
Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data for the airport:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|May 30-June 6||891 movements||801 movements||806 movements||+0.62%|
|June 6-13||932 movements||795 movements||885 movements||+11.32%|
|June 13-20||895 movements||832 movements||857 movements||+3.00%|
|June 20-27||902 movements||865 movements||842 movements||-2.66%|
The data for Washington Dulles shows that they are indeed dipping in and out of exceeding the pre-pandemic figures, which shows how close they are.
As we get into the busier periods of the season, such as July 4th and other events happening, we will no doubt see a positive uptick in movements for the airport.
Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the airport to see how much further they can take this over the course of the Summer 2023 season and whether a level of consistent positivity can be implemented beyond 2023.