New Parking Firm at Dulles
District of Columbia Parking Associates, a partnership between Central Parking System of Virginia and AutoPark Inc. of the District, has been awarded a two-year contract to operate the shuttle services and 25,000 parking spaces at Dulles International Airport. The new contractor, which replaces D.C.-based Aerolink Transportation, is expected to provide identical services for passengers, said Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Tom Sullivan.
Airports Authority Election
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has elected officers to the board of directors. Mame Reily, who was vice chairman, is now chairman, succeeding Norman M. Glasgow Jr. H.R. Crawford is the new vice chairman, and Gregory Wolfe was reelected secretary. The board consists of 13 members appointed by the governors of Virginia and Maryland, the mayor of the District and the president of the United States and oversees the finances, construction and other aspects of Dulles and Reagan National Airport.
Holiday Performers Sought
Baltimore-Washington International Airport is looking for volunteer performers to entertain passengers waiting in lines from Nov. 28 to Dec. 24. Call 410-859-7394 to schedule a half-hour performance.
Veterans Ceremony at BWI
The Maryland Aviation Administration and the United Service Organization of Metropolitan Washington will honor veterans at BWI at 1 p.m. today. The ceremony will be held on the upper level of the international terminal. The keynote speaker will be Michael V. Hayden, director of the National Security Agency. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call 410-859-7157.
* American Airlines is adding a seasonal flight between Miami and Dulles on Dec. 16, increasing the number of daily round trips to two. The service is expected to continue until the end of April.
* Delta Airlines will begin a daily round-trip flight between BWI and Salt Lake City on Jan. 31.
* Effective Dec. 1, Independence Air will change the number of its flights from Dulles to many destinations. It will decrease flights to Lansing, Mich., from six to five round trips daily; to Atlanta from nine to eight; to Boston from 14 to 12; to Newark from 14 to 10; to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport from 14 to 13; and to Raleigh/Durham from 10 to nine. The number of round-trip flights from Dulles to Pittsburgh and Charlotte will increase from eight to nine and to Tampa from two to three.
-- Compiled by LILA ARZUA