On January 12, Washington Dulles International Airport and Sunoco LP celebrated the Grand Opening of the airport’s new fuel, food and convenience store complex, signifying a new and improved era of service for airport customers and businesses. Officials from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Sunoco showed off the new, world-class fueling facility, which opened to the public December 22, 2016.
The Grand Opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony, a display of the Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2016 No. 88 Nationwide Chevy SS Simulator and live mariachi music to welcome Laredo Taco Company, the Mexican food restaurant now at six APlus locations in Northern Virginia.
The new on-airport gas station and convenience store includes 28 fueling positions, with auto diesel at every pump, while the 8,600-square-foot APlus convenience store features both Laredo Taco Company and a Subway sandwich shop. Customers inside can check flights on live monitors, charge devices with USB power and use free Wi-Fi to get work done. The newly developed three-acre complex is located just off the Dulles Airport Access Highway, adjacent to the former airport gas station and the Economy parking lot.
The site of the new station, 44950 Rudder Road, is also along the rental car return route for many vehicles entering the airport. Customers will benefit from competitive fuel pricing and other driver-friendly features including a drive-through automated car wash and 75 parking spaces.
The expansive APlus store has seating for 51 people inside, plus 38 outdoors, to enjoy the restaurant-quality food available at Laredo Taco Company and Subway. “We welcome all Dulles customers to this spacious, new facility that was built to serve their travel needs for years to come,” said Jerome L. Davis, Airports Authority executive vice president and chief revenue officer.
At the Grand Opening event, Sunoco officials presented a $5,000 donation to the Capital Area Food Bank, as part of Sunoco’s continuing relationship to support the fight against hunger in the Washington, D.C. area.