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RDU Update Monthly

The Official Newsletter of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

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August 2013

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Happy First Anniversary RDU-SFO!

August 15 marked the first anniversary of non-stop service between the Research Triangle Region and San Francisco International Airport. When the route launched last year among dignitary speeches and a water cannon salute, there was great promise for success. Has it been achieved? To say yes is an understatement. Find out the impact of this route on our region. Continue Reading.

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Non-Stop to Nassau — Plan Your Escape

The white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of The Bahamas will soon be just a short, non-stop flight away from the Research Triangle Region. Delta Air Lines begins service to Nassau on Saturday, Dec. 21, just in time for you to plan your holiday or winter escape. Find out some of the great activities that await when you land, if you care to leave the beach. Continue Reading.

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Airline Highlight: Air Canada

This new series will first highlight each of the airlines that serve RDU and then will be the place we share airline news and information such as route changes, new amenities and other airline-related information. In this first blog, check out what Air Canada has to offer as the only foreign-flag carrier serving our region. Continue Reading.

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Coming Together: A Terminal 1 Time Lapse

Watch a quick time lapse video of the changes taking place inside the Terminal 1 ticketing lobby. The building, undergoing a modernization project, is set to reopen on March 2, 2014. Continue Reading.

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The RDU Breakdown

We are well into the second half of 2013. The first half seemed to fly by. Take a look at the numbers and see how we did during the first six months of the year. Continue reading.

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2nd Edition Is A First Rate Experience

You have to remember to listen while browsing the 8,000-plus titles inside 2nd Edition Book Sellers. It’s far too easy to get lost in a good book. Explore the popularity of this Terminal 2 shop. Continue Reading.

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Small Actions Build Community

Whether it’s working with the Carolina Hurricanes or Durham Rescue Mission, RDU employees' actions support our community. Continue Reading.

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Hosting The Airport Art World

In July, RDU was honored to host the airport art world, with representatives from destinations as varied as Philadelphia and Montana traveling to RDU to learn about our art program. Continue Reading.

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The Fives: Inside The Bag System

Have you ever wondered what happens to your bag after you check it? Go behind-the-scenes to the bag make-up room, underneath Terminal 2. Continue Reading.

Airport Statistics

Statistics are from July 2013. 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