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RDU Update Monthly

The Official Newsletter of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

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March 2013

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American/U.S. Airways Merger: Impact on RDU

As you’ve probably heard by now, American Airlines and U.S. Airways are merging to create the world’s largest airline. From a proposed hub in Charlotte to the popular daily non-stop flight to London-Heathrow from RDU, learn how we expect the merger will impact RDU.

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Exciting New Restaurants Coming To Terminal 1

Four exciting new restaurants are on the way to RDU’s Terminal 1 along with a returning favorite when the building reopens in Spring 2014. The $68 million modernization is bringing new restaurants, including Mexican and Mediterreanean flavors, a Raleigh institution, your favorite coffee shop and an upscale full-service restaurant tied to the region’s sports heritage.

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TSA Pre✓™ Arrives In March

The Transportation Security Administration’s popular expedited security checkpoint program is coming to RDU this month. Find out how you can enroll and save time getting through security.

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The California Connection

A year ago, there wasn’t a single daily non-stop flight to California. By April, there will be three with two daily non-stop flights to L.A. and one to San Francisco. Find out what these connections mean for you and the impact they’ll have on our region.

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Breaking it Down: What Your Ticket Pays For

Airlines are working to find the balance between maintaining profitability and providing the amenities you desire when you fly. So, what exactly does your ticket pay for these days?

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Connecting Students From Durham and Japan

On Sunday, Feb. 24, RDU welcomed a delegation of students from Toyama, Japan as they began a three-week experience in Durham. Find out how this is one of many ways we partner with the community to connect people and places.

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The Fives: Following The Signs

Have you ever stared out the window of your plane while it’s taxiing to the runway and wondered what in the world all those signs and lines mean out on the airfield? In today’s edition of The Fives, we’re showing you five signs and pavement markings that you’re likely to see.

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Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board

Terry Yeargan
Chairman, Wake County

John Kane
Wake County

Geoff Elting
Vice Chairman and Treasurer, City of Raleigh

Robert D. Teer Jr.
City of Durham

Tommy Hunt
Secretary, Durham County

Dickie Thompson
City of Raleigh

Farad Ali
City of Durham

Clay Wheeler
Durham County