The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) has a strict, federally imposed limit on how many flights are allowed outside of a perimeter of 1,250 miles from the airport. This means that outside of the east coast, there are little to no direct flights available into Washington D.C. Your Chamber is proud to be part of a dedicated team advocating for the adaptation of this perimeter rule.
Why it matters: While this issue might not seem like it’s relevant to the Wyoming community, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The perimeter rule restricts the ability of numerous communities, including Cheyenne and the entire state of Wyoming, to travel to D.C. Modernizing this rule would be beneficial to our community in several ways:
- Make D.C. travel more accessible and convenient – for education, sightseeing, and advocacy
- Reduce ticket prices by $60 per person on average
- Reduce connecting flights needed to get to D.C.
- More customers for local businesses – increased visitors from D.C. Metropolitan area
- Boost Wyoming’s tourism industry and diversify our economy
Go deeper: To learn more about the mission to change this rule or to join the cause, visit the Capital Access Alliance website.