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RDU Update Monthly

The Official Newsletter of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

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March 2014

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Terminal 1 Update

Winter weather put the pause button on the opening of Terminal 1 as paving critical to the operation of the terminal moved behind schedule. But now, as Spring has arrived, we have a new date planned for the Terminal 1 opening. Find out this and more in our Terminal 1 Update:

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RDU Land Use Planning: Taking the Next Step

With the opening of Terminal 1 this spring, RDU will be completing what I like to call the big dig. After nearly 20 years of almost non-stop construction, RDU will have in place the infrastructure to support our region’s air service needs for the next 20 to 25 years. So, what’s next? Continue Reading.

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Flight Stop
Terminal 1,
Gates A8, A4

Coming This Spring
Find everything from news and snack items to great local gifts for your trip from North Carolina.

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RDU’s Top Non-Stop Destinations in 2013

With about 180 daily flights to 38 non-stop destinations, there are many places to fly from RDU. Here’s a look at the top 10 non-stop destinations for 2013. Continue Reading.

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Our Non-Stop Destination Wishlist

One of the questions we commonly receive is, “What new cities would RDU like to add to its destination list?” Here are our top 10 U.S. cities that we’d like to add, along with some commentary about each route. Continue Reading.

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Spring Break Travel 101

Whether you’re flying home to North Dakota or jetting off to somewhere tropical and warm, it’s time to shut those books and pack your bags because Spring Break 2014 is here. To make sure your trip through RDU is super easy, we offer some Spring Break travel tips. Continue Reading.

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Drew Groth: RDU’s Employee of the Year

One of my hands-down, favorite parts of working at RDU is getting to work alongside the most talented, skilled and energetic people who work day in and day out here at the airport. Many of them you’ll never see. One of those behind-the-scenes workers is this year’s Employee of the Year. Continue Reading.

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The Fives: Presidential Visits

Take a walk with us down memory lane as we take a look back at memorable presidential visits through the years. Continue Reading.

Airport Statistics

Statistics are from February 2014, the latest month available. Note: Numbers for February reflect the impact of winter weather events, which resulted in a high number of cancelled flights. View the complete report.

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Year To Date
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Load Factor

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board

John T. "Tommy" Hunt
Chairman, Durham County

John Kane
Wake County

Geoff Elting
Vice Chairman, City of Raleigh

Robert D. Teer, Jr.
City of Durham

Farad Ali
Secretary, City of Durham

Clay Wheeler
Durham County

Dickie Thompson
Treasurer, City of Raleigh

Terry Yeargan
Wake County