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RDU Update Monthly

The Official Newsletter of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

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February 2013

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2013: A New Year For Air Service Opportunities

There’s no question that the aviation industry has changed in recent years. And, in the waning days of 2012 and the first days of the new year, RDU received news of new flights to benefit our region. Find out what that means for the year ahead.

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Flat Growth: The New Normal

The number of passengers traveling through RDU in 2012 rose by just under one percent. While this may have been surprising several years ago, today this is the new normal. Airport Director Mike Landguth explains in this blog post.

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Terminal 1 Progress: A Whole Lot of New

Drive by Terminal 1 on any given day and you’ll see a flurry of construction activity. With just over a year until the building’s reopening, Marketing Communications Specialist Andrew Sawyer gives an update on the progress.

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Exemplifying Customer Service: RDU’s 2012 Employee of the Year

Each year, RDU employees recognize the hard work of our colleagues by nominating their co-workers for our annual Employee of the Year award. It’s a tough pick, because every day you will find RDU employees going above and beyond, whether it means lending a personal cell phone to a traveler to make a call or helping a passenger take luggage to their car.

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Breaking it Down: What’s In the Cost of Your Ticket

It used to be, that when you searched for airline tickets, there was always an asterisk leading to a comment that said something to the effect of “plus taxes and fees.” But, when you really break the cost of the tickets down, what does that mean?

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RDU: What The Code Doesn't Stand For

Every week, someone at the Airport Authority answers the question “What does RDU stand for?” In a recent blog, Marketing Communications Specialist Andrew Sawyer explains what it does and does not represent.

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The Fives: Cool Airport Structures

On RDU Cruising Altitude, we’re beginning a new photo series called “The Fives.” Every few weeks, look for five photos of RDU and learn something about the airport at the same time.

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Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board

Terry Yeargan
Chairman, Wake County

Durham County

Tommy Hunt
Secretary, Durham County

Geoff Elting
Treasure, City of Raleigh

Dickie Thompson
City of Raleigh

Farad Ali
City of Durham

Robert D. Teer, Jr.
City of Durham

John Kane
Wake County