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RDU Update Monthly

The Official Newsletter of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

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October 2013

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What Happened in Vegas . . .

In early October, two RDU staff members traveled to Las Vegas for World Routes 2013, a major air service conference that brings together airlines and airports from around the world. Over the course of two days, the RDU team worked hard to lay the groundwork for service improvements at RDU. Continue Reading.

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Change Is Constant at RDU

Change has been a common theme at RDU over the past few years. The airport is changing the way it does business to adapt to a new aviation environment and worldwide economy. But change is nothing new for RDU. From the American Airlines hub to Midway airlines and 9/11, change is an airport constant. Continue Reading.

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Terminal 2, Gate C3

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Hosting Visitors From Bahrain

At first glance, you may not think that RDU and the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain have much in common. However, a recent visit by officials from the nation’s airport illustrates what the two have in common. Continue Reading.

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Terminal 1 Timelapse: The New Exit Corridor

One of the biggest changes in the Terminal 1 modernization project is a new route from the concourse to bag claim. Take a look at our most recent time lapse video and see how Popeye’s became the new exit corridor. Continue Reading.

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Airline Highlights: Delta Air Lines

Serving RDU for more than 40 years, Delta Air Lines has played a key role in the airport's development. Take a closer look at Delta at RDU. Continue Reading.

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Mission Accomplished: Runways to Sea Waves

Do you enjoy the beach enough to ride your bike there? A team of RDU employees recently did just that in the spirit of wellness and community. Continue Reading.

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Celebrating Employee Wellness

It’s not often that RDU’s employee programs make the headlines, but recently the News and Observer featured the Airport Authority’s Wellness Program in a front page story. Continue Reading.

Airport Statistics

Statistics are from September 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