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RDU Update Monthly

The Official Newsletter of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

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June 2013

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Fashionable New Shops Coming To Terminal 1

Five new retail stores will make their debut in Terminal 1 in March 2014 when the terminal’s $68 million modernization project is complete. From high-end fashion to your favorite local team’s colors plus everyday travel essentials and high-tech gadgets, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Continue Reading.

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Caring For Unexpected Guests

In late April, a WestJet flight from Cancun to Toronto diverted to RDU due to a complex medical emergency. On the ground in a country they were never supposed to touch down in, the plane's passengers were well cared for during a nearly five-hour surprise layover. Continue Reading.

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Hit The Links.

PGA Tour Shop
Terminal 2, Gate D8
Attire and accessories to help you soar on the course.

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CNN Lauds Terminal 2 Architecture

Madrid. Beijing. Osaka. Jeddah. Raleigh-Durham. Montevideo. New York. Our own Terminal 2 stands in prestigious international company in a recent CNN article that describes RDU as an airport where the architecture soars. Continue Reading.

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Welcoming The World of Bluegrass

In September, RDU will welcome bluegrass artists, fans and industry insiders from around the world as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass comes to Raleigh. Airport staff are already gearing up to welcome attendees, including planning a concert series. Continue Reading.

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Air Service 101: Alliances and Codeshares

Every day, many flights take off from RDU by airlines that don’t physically operate here. How is this possible? It’s possible through codeshares and airline alliances, which open up opportunities for easier travel around the world. Continue Reading.

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10 Quick Tips For a Great Summer Trip

Millions of people will be taking off on vacations to destinations around the world this summer. From packing smart to preparing your pet from RDU for air travel, we’ve got simple tips to get your trip off to a great start. Continue Reading.

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The Fives: Inside the Ramp Tower

Anyone who travels to RDU regularly is familiar with the tall Air Traffic Control Tower that’s visible from just about anywhere at the airport. But, there’s another tower that plays a crucial role in getting your plane from the gate to the sky. Continue Reading.

Airport Statistics

Statistics are from April 2013, the latest month available. View the complete report.

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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