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RDU Update Monthly

The Official Newsletter of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

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September 2013

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Air Service Development Is Economic Development.

Imagine a manufacturing plant with wings. In essence, that’s what new air service is. Each day, hundreds of these “flying plants” take off and land at RDU, bringing tremendous economic benefits to the Research Triangle Region. Airport Director Mike Landguth explains this concept further. Continue Reading.

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New Terminal 1 Section Debuts.

The countdown is on! Terminal 1 is set to reopen on March 2, 2014, but you don’t have to wait until then to go inside and see how it looks. There’s a new Terminal 1 section on rdu.com, giving you the inside scoop. Continue Reading.
Related: Terminal 1 Timelapse: The Security Checkpoint

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Brooks Brothers

The best styles at affordable prices. Terminal 2, Gate D1

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48 Hours In: Indianapolis

Need an idea for a perfect Fall getaway? Consider Indianapolis. Less than a two hour flight from RDU to Indianapolis via Delta, there’s a wealth of things to enjoy and experience in the heart of Hoosier Country. Continue Reading.

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Airline Highlights: American Airlines

When American Airlines first began service out of Terminal 1 in 1985, it was hard to know the influence the airline would have on the airport and our region. Continue Reading.

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You’re Speaking. We’re Listening.

At RDU, being an airport known for unparalleled customer service is our mission. How do we accomplish this? One of the most important ways is for us to listen to what you have to say about RDU. Continue Reading.

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One Year. (Nearly) 100 Stories.

This month, RDU Cruising Altitude turns one year old. Nearly 100 blogs later, we’re taking a look at the journey we’ve been on this past year as we share stories about Raleigh-Durham International Airport, our region and the aviation industry. 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