Three airports serve Washington. Washington Dulles International Airport, 25 miles out in the suburbs of Virginia, handles the longer flights into the region, including most international flights. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (or BWI) is a lot closer to the first half of its name but easily accessible from Washington by public transport, and is popular for its cheaper fares and more bearable traffic. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (most people still use the old name ‘National’) is the closest to DC, located just across the Potomac River from Downtown, and gives a great view of the monuments as you fly in; it’s used mostly for short- and medium-haul flights within the US and Canada. The airports have their own official websites, but for general information, including ground transport, shops and services, hotels and maps, go to www.quickaid.net or www.metwashairports.com.