Construction of a new $580 million, 400,000 sq. ft. concourse at Dulles airport could start as early as November, says Jack Potter, president of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).
The Tier-2 Concourse East project for United Airlines will replace Concourse A gates built in the 1990s that require passengers to use outdoor walkways to get to their planes, Potter told the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors transportation committee on Oct. 17.
Turner Construction is the project’s general contractor.
The new concourse will have 14 gates, seven capable of handling larger planes for international flights. It will connect to the airport’s underground Aerotrain system.
“I think it’s going to significantly improve the customer experience,” Potter said. “That’s the two things we’re trying to drive on: we want capacity, but we also want to really make sure that we improve the customer experience.”