News from and about area airports:

US Airways Cuts

Service to Boston

US Airways has reduced the number of daily shuttle flights between Reagan National Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport from 14 to 12, citing reduced passenger traffic because of the war in Iraq. The airline said it plans to resume the two flights after May 3.

Young D.C. Artists

Display Creations

More than 300 works of art by District public school students are on display at National until May 31. The drawings, paintings, collages, prints, computer graphics, mixed media and three-dimensional constructions are part of the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority's architectural enhancement program and were done by students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from more than 100 schools. The display is on the lower level of terminals B and C. On display in Terminal A are works by students from Carl Sandburg Middle School in Fairfax County, with which the authority has a school-business partnership.

Comair Seeking

To Serve Ky., Ga.

Delta Connection carrier Comair has applied to the Transportation Department to operate nonstop flights from National to Lexington, Ky., and to Savannah, Ga. Comair wants to fly daily round-trips to Lexington and twice daily round-trips to Savannah using Bombardier CRJ aircraft.

Carriers Combine


Passengers flying from National to Boston on the Delta Shuttle and then connecting with Cape Air to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis or Provincetown, Mass., no longer have to make separate reservations. Both flights can be booked on either airline. The advance-purchase fare has been reduced.

United Machines

Can Change Flights

United Airlines passengers can use the EasyCheck-in self-service machines at airports, including Dulles International Airport and National, to get on standby lists or to change flights to a new time on the same day. Passengers must have an electronic ticket that allows standbys and changes without additional fees.

Three Airlines


The Transportation Department approved a code-share agreement among Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines for flights from Boston to National and Boston to New York's La Guardia Airport.

-- Compiled by

Daniele Seiss