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Thursday, January 27, 2005; Page GZ09

Flyer Magazine's New Look

Washington Flyer, a free magazine for passengers at Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport, is being revamped in celebration of its 100th issue in March. The magazine is changing its cover design and logo and introducing features such as "Earn Miles, Burn Miles" about how to rack up frequent-flier miles and then spend them.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has a contract with the Magazine Group to publish Washington Flyer, which is paid for entirely by advertising. It is available at the airports as well as at area hotels and other locations.

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Meetings on Dulles Plans

The airports authority will hold two informational meetings, each followed by a public hearing, to discuss proposals for two new runways, more taxiways and a new tarmac at Dulles. The potential effects of the additions were analyzed in an environmental impact statement released Jan. 13, and public comment is being accepted until March 7.

The first meeting will start at 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at Farmwell Station Middle School, 44281 Gloucester Pkwy., Ashburn; the second will begin at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Stone Middle School, 5500 Sully Park Dr. in Centreville. More information, including the complete text of the statement, is available at www.mwaa.com.

New Flights, Reductions

• Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, will begin a daily round-trip flight between National and Birmingham on Tuesday.

• Jet Blue will begin daily nonstop service between Dulles and San Diego International Airport on May 3. On that date the airline will also add a third daily round-trip between Dulles and Oakland and a fourth daily round-trip between Dulles and Long Beach, Calif.

• Independence Air will begin two daily round-trip flights between Dulles and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on March 1. On Tuesday, the airline will reduce daily round-trips between its hub at Dulles and several other airports. Round-trip flights to Pittsburgh International Airport will be cut from 10 to seven; to Manchester, N.H., from seven to four; to Boston from 11 to seven; to Cleveland from seven to three; to Columbus, Ohio, from seven to three; to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport from 13 to nine; to Newark from 10 to seven; to Indianapolis from six to three; and to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport from 11 to six.

• United Airlines' low-cost carrier, Ted, will begin two daily round-trips between Dulles and Chicago's Midway International Airport on April 3.

-- Compiled by LILA DE TANTILLO


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