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Mike Stewart to manage Dulles Airport

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has named Mike Stewart as vice president and airport manager for Washington Dulles International Airport. Stewart transitioned into his new role following the Dec. 8 retirement of Brian Leuck, who has served as vice president and airport manager since January 2017.

Stewart has served as vice president of airline business development at the Airports Authority for the last two years. He has held several other key positions at the Airports Authority and in the aviation industry, including Dulles Airport’s manager of airport administration, the Airports Authority’s manager of airline affairs, director of corporate real estate and airport affairs for Independence Air and management positions with US Airways and Piedmont Airlines.

“Mike brings significant experience and skills to his new role as airport manager,” said Airports Authority Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Margaret McKeough. “We, at the Airports Authority, are pleased that Mike will lead the team of dedicated Dulles professionals serving the traveling public at the National Capital region’s premier international airport. I also want to thank Brian Leuck for the outstanding leadership he provided as airport manager, applaud his 29 years of dedicated service to Dulles International and wish him well in his retirement.”

Dulles Airport serves more than 22 million passengers per year and continues to grow its domestic and international passenger activity while handling more than 80 percent of the region’s international air travelers. Dulles has 39 airlines with nonstop service to 75 domestic and 56 international destinations, including 35 capitals around the world. A Metrorail station at Dulles Airport is under construction as part of the Silver Line project, scheduled for completion in 2020.

Vortex Now Open in Tysons Corner

Brand new cycling studio-meets-café will offer daily classes, top amenities, retail, and a full cafe program.

Vortex, the only cycling studio of its kind, opened in Tysons Corner last November. Located at 7902 Tysons One Plaza, the mixed-use space combines studio, café, and retail providing a leisurely gathering spot for the Tysons community. The 39-bike, 1,000 square-foot sensory light ride studio is fully equipped with a unique hybrid rhythm and metric based IQ cycling system aimed to maximize results and performance. The indoor café and retail shop features a menu of fresh baked pastries, grab-and-go meals, cold pressed juices, and handcrafted coffee locally roasted by Coronation Coffee.

“Vortex is not just a cycling studio, it’s a destination for local residents, office tenants, shoppers, and commuters to build in some positive time into their daily routine,” says co-owner Glynis Thomas. Amenities of the studio and café space include luxury shower and restroom facilities, spacious locker areas, a retail boutique complete with top brand sportswear and accessories, and free wifi.

Vortex classes will cost $28 per class with an option to buy packages for frequent riders. Locals, cycling enthusiasts and shoppers are encouraged to come in, meet the staff, take a tour of the studio and facilities. All visitors can sign up for promotional discounted rates for future class packages while grabbing a snack.

Classes are expected to sell out and reservations may be made online or on the phone (571) 363-2444. Additional programming and community events will be announced every month.

Vortex will be open Monday-Saturday, 6am-930pm, Sundays from 10am-6pm. Complimentary media classes are available.

Co-founded by Melvin Enderes and Glynis Thomas, Vortex is reinventing community-driven cycling with its mixed-use studio-retail-café located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The Vortex experience combines custom theater seating, exhilarating music, and a full-body workout on their metric and rhythm-enabled bikes.

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