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July 4 Flyover, Fireworks Will Impact Reagan Airport Service

July 2, 2019

Reagan National Airport will be closed over two periods this Fourth of July due to flyovers scheduled for D.C. area. 

In a statement, the FAA said it will suspend operations between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. The agency also said operations will be affected from 9 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. 

Emergency flights will be able to fly as needed, and the changes won’t impact flights to and from BWI and Dulles airports.

The flyovers are part of the “Salute To America” event scheduled to take place on the National Mall. 

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said in an email that flights haven't been impacted in a similar way in past years because "the format for July 4 was different in years past." 

"The Airports Authority has been in close contact with regional partners to learn about and plan for the potential impacts of Independence Day events," a spokesman said in an email.

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