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Airports Authority's budget in good shape starting off the year

Revenues are ahead of budget and higher than 2023 figures for aviation fund
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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s revenue connected to airline activities is flying high – running higher than a year before and ahead of budget, according to new data.

In figures provided in advance of the May 15 MWAA board meeting, authority staff reported that total revenue from aviation enterprises during the first four months of the year total $277.2 million. That’s up 4.1 percent from the same period in 2023 and 6.6 percent above budget. It includes operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Revenues received directly from the airlines themselves totaled $98 million, down 7.2 percent from a year before but up 2.2 percent compared to the budget. That figure includes rent, landing fees, international-arrival fees and mobile-lounge access.

Among items not directly tied to the airlines themselves:

• Parking revenue was up 9.2 percent to $55.75 million.

• Revenue related to rental cars was up 5.5 percent to $18 million.

• Revenue connected to food and beverage concessions was up 12.5 percent to $14.7 million.

• Revenue from retail and newsstand concessions was up 3.6 percent to $4.5 million.