Airways, airports beef up DC safety

Airways, airports beef up DC safety

An individual walks at Reagan Nationwide Airport forward of the Thanksgiving vacation in Arlington, U.S. November 25, 2020.Hannah McKay | ReutersAi

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An individual walks at Reagan Nationwide Airport forward of the Thanksgiving vacation in Arlington, U.S. November 25, 2020.

Hannah McKay | Reuters

Airways and airports are stepping up safety forward of President-elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration subsequent week. The measures come within the wake of final week’s violent pro-Trump riot on the U.S. Capitol, an FBI warning about the potential of armed protests and a sequence of politically motivated disturbances on flights and at airports.

“Reagan Nationwide and Dulles Worldwide, are working usually, and passengers can anticipate to see an elevated legislation enforcement presence from now by way of subsequent week’s presidential inauguration,” mentioned Christina Saull, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the three largest airports within the area, additionally mentioned it’s rising police presence there. Los Angeles Worldwide Airport is “enhancing our operational procedures for the upcoming 2021 US Presidential inauguration,” a spokeswoman instructed CNBC. “We’re ready to answer any occasion that may happen at LAX.”

United Airlines is rising staffing at Washington D.C.-area airports, together with its Dulles, Va., hub and crews will in a single day at airport lodges, away from the town middle, by way of Jan. 21, mentioned spokeswoman Leslie Scott. The…



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