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RDU Update Monthly

The Official Newsletter of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

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May 2014

Terminal 1 Opens To The Public

On Sunday, April 13 a brand new Terminal 1 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport opened to the public following a nearly two year major modernization project. In this special edition of RDU Update Monthly, take a look at some of the stories we’ve produced related to the new terminal.

Sunrise at Terminal 1 on opening day, April 13, 2014.

Your First Impressions of Terminal 1

The old saying goes something like this: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. For the past two years, we’ve been sharing about Terminal 1 but nothing could take the place of hearing your reactions when experiencing Terminal 1 for the first time. Continue reading.

Photo of the exterior of Terminal 1

After Terminal 1: What’s Next For RDU

We’ve arrived. In more ways than one, we have indeed arrived at RDU. And, we’ve also arrived at the start of a new journey for the airport and our region. Continue Reading.

In This Issue

Share Your Terminal 1 Experience. Tweet us at #rdut1. Twitter

Photo of the ACC American Cafe in Terminal 1

Explore The NEW Shops of RDU in Terminal 1

ACC American Café
Flight Stop
La Tapenade Mediterranean Cafe
Ruby blue
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina

Photo of contest winners touring Terminal 1

Cruising Altitude Winners Enjoy A Private Tour of Terminal 1

Bob of Cary and Jonathan of Raleigh heard our call for memories about Terminal 1 during a contest on RDU Cruising Altitude, RDU’s official blog. They had the opportunity to make T1 memories of their own after they were randomly selected to receive a private, pre-opening tour of the terminal. Watch the video.

Old photo of Terminal 1

Saying Goodbye To The Old Terminal 1

This Saturday, immediately after the last Southwest Airlines 737 pushes back from the gate, a crew will begin dismantling the security checkpoint in Terminal 1, signaling the end of an era for Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Continue reading

Photo of Char-grill in Terminal 1

Local Influences Abound In Terminal 1

Just a few days out from the opening of Terminal 1 and the building looks ready for passengers. On the concourse, all of the shops are fully stocked and the restaurants are practicing preparing their menus. All that is missing are the passengers. Continue reading.

Photo of ticketing in Terminal 1

The Fives: Terminal 1 Then and Now

With the opening of Terminal 1, it's a great time to take a look at several places in the building and see just how much they’ve changed over the course of the modernization project. Hope you enjoy this look at Terminal 1, then and now! Continue reading.

Photo of an art installation in Terminal 1

Want To Learn Even More About Terminal 1?

Can’t get enough of the new Terminal 1 at RDU? We can’t blame you! For further information about Terminal 1, visit the terminal project page on rdu.com. You can also read the full list of Terminal 1 stories over the years by visiting the Terminal 1 section of our blog.

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