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The expanded facility at Dulles International allows for an increase from 1,400 passengers per hour to 2,400.
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The expanded facility at Dulles International allows for an increase from 1,400 passengers per hour to 2,400.

International travelers at Dulles airport could see a streamlined arrvals process now that a new expansion to the international arrivals area is complete.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says the new building will improve the total experience for inbound international travelers coming through Dulles. At nearly 400,000 square feet, the new space is twice as large as the old area, and is designed to handle up to 2,400 passengers each hour, a thousand more per hour than in the original design from 1991. The expansion includes more Customs inspection positions and six new baggage carousels.

More than simply offering flyers more space, the increased capacity at Dulles allows expanded air service to a number of international locations, including Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Ireland, Mexico and the UK.

The authority says last year, Dulles served a record 6.5 million international passengers and says international traffic at Dulles has risen every year since 2003. The new facility is designed to accommodate continued growth.

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