United Airlines adds two more daily flights from Dayton to Washington, D.C.

United Airlines has added two more nonstop flights at the Dayton International Airport to the Washington, D.C. area.

United will now operate three daily nonstop flights to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), said Gil Turner, Dayton’s director of aviation. United previously only operated one daily flight from Dayton to the nation’s capital.

While United flies to Dulles, American Airlines has air service from Dayton to the Washington area’s other airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), which is smaller, but closer to the center of Washington.

With the addition of the new flights to the D.C. area, United Airlines will have eight nonstop flights each day out of Dayton to three destinations, Turner said.

United also operates four daily nonstop flights to Chicago O’Hare (ORD). The airline has one daily nonstop flight to Denver (DEN), which began in September 2023.

United’s flights to Washington Dulles are via regional jets, Turner said.

The addition of new flights suggests that the demand for air travel is returning, he said.

“Washington Dulles is an industry-leading network hub for United Airlines. These additional flights to Washington Dulles International Airport will create more connecting options for our passengers traveling to the East Coast and beyond,” he said.

United saw a strong response from the Miami Valley region after introducing nonstop service to Denver, said Mark Weithofer, United’s managing director of domestic network planning.

“We look forward to connecting the region to our industry-leading network via Washington Dulles,” Weithofer said.

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