Vaccine Rollout Boosts Confidence in Air Travel

New Travel Requirements Tool Helps Passengers Travel Smart Passengers continue to report confidence in RDU’s health and safety measures and say they are more likely to travel by air as distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine becomes widespread, according to a March survey of RDU passengers. “While RDU and airlines have made tremendous strides in restoringRead More

RDU Airlines Increase Passenger Safety Measures

Airlines to Enforce Strict Face Covering Requirements Airlines continue to strengthen the steps they are taking to protect passenger health throughout their trip. Travelers will notice new signage, hand sanitizer stations and plexiglass shields at ticket and gate counters. Kiosks, queue lines and seating areas are arranged to accommodate social distancing. Airlines are conducting moreRead More

REAL ID Requirement Delayed

The requirement for airline passengers to have a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board commercial flights has been delayed by the federal government until at least Oct. 1, 2021. The deadline extension gives travelers an additional year to get a REAL ID to fly commercially unless they plan to use another acceptable form ofRead More

How Do Airlines Decide Where to Fly?

2019 was another year of tremendous growth for RDU. Total passenger traffic was more than 14.2 million for the year – an 11% increase over the previous year, setting a new all-time passenger traffic record. Over the course of the year, RDU’s airline partners launched 31 new routes, including nine to previously unserved destinations, and sevenRead More

Forging Ahead On Vision 2040

The number of people flying through RDU continues to soar with 14.2 million passengers served in 2019, 11% more than the previous year. The airport’s Vision 2040 master plan outlines the new facilities and infrastructure needed to accommodate more people and additional flights. We’re already hard at work on several capital projects and have madeRead More