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Washington Dulles Intl Airport, Washington, D.C.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 57.6% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 944,493 passengers embarked on 11,926 regularly scheduled flights. About 40% of departures (carrying 68% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 60% of departures (carrying 32% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Washington Dulles Intl Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
United Air Lines Inc. 2,888 433,582 173.6 86.5 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 1,438 65,880 57.5 79.6 %
JetBlue Airways 547 59,532 137.7 79.1 %
Trans States Airlines 1,275 51,907 50 81.4 %
Shuttle America Corp. 825 46,053 70.0 79.7 %
American Airlines Inc. 311 39,701 148.5 86.0 %
Southwest Airlines Co. 334 35,726 136.2 78.5 %
Chautauqua Airlines Inc. 865 33,742 49.6 78.6 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 246 30,211 151.2 81.2 %
GoJet Airlines, LLC d/b/a United Express 478 26,746 66 84.8 %
Virgin America 182 22,351 142.3 86.3 %
Colgan Air 1,003 21,123 33.9 62.2 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 581 20,872 50 71.8 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 148 13,176 117.1 76.0 %
Compass Airlines 172 10,885 76 83.3 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 125 5,910 58.1 81.4 %
Comair Inc. 130 5,265 53.4 75.9 %
PSA Airlines Inc. 69 3,873 65.1 86.3 %
Northwest Airlines Inc. 38 3,630 107.1 89.2 %
US Airways Inc. 27 2,995 124 89.5 %
Commutair Aka Champlain Enterprises, Inc. 99 2,340 37 63.9 %
Atlantic Southeast Airlines 17 1,138 72.5 92.4 %
Continental Air Lines Inc. 8 1,067 142 93.9 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR WASHINGTON DULLES INTL AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Accident Dulles,, Va.
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Jan. 20, 2002 0 0 0
Accident Dulles Airport,, Va.
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March 9, 2002 0 0 0
Incident Dulles,, Va.
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June 8, 2005 0 0 0
Accident Dulles,, Va.
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Oct. 3, 2005 0 1 0
Accident Dulles,, Va.
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May 30, 2006 0 1 0
Accident Dulles,, Va.
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June 17, 2006 0 0 0
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010