Another option for the politicians and lobbyists who travel between Minneapolis and Washington D.C.: starting April 3, United Airlines is offering two new daily nonstops from MSP to Dulles International Airport (IAD).
Delta also offers nonstops to Dulles. Those willing to stop over in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit or elsewhere, can fly Air Tran, Continental or U.S. Airways, there, too. In April, Sun Country is starting one-stop flights to D.C.’s Reagan International. Many other carriers also service DCA.
Jeff Hamiel, executive director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, likes the new offerings: “Increased competition among airlines flying between the Twin Cities and Washington, D.C., is great for consumers, offering more scheduling alternatives and keeping fares in check.”
United will use the Embrair 170 aircraft for the route; it carries 70 passengers.