RDU Serves Pandemic Record of One Million Monthly Passengers 

Airport Welcomes Two New Airlines: A total of 1,003,348 passengers flew through Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in April – a 65% increase over April of 2021 and the highest monthly count since the start of the pandemic. For the calendar year to date, RDU has served 3.3 million passengers, an increase of 92% compared toRead More

Icelandair Launches Inaugural Flight at RDU 

First New International Destination since 2019: Icelandair launched its first flight from RDU on Thursday, providing nonstop transatlantic service to Reykjavik, a tourist destination that also serves as a midway point between North America and Europe. The inaugural flight marks the first new international route added since 2019 and RDU’s first transatlantic flight since MarchRead More

March Traffic at RDU Increases By 90%

Board Approves New Terminal Coffee and Dining Options: More than 937,600 passengers flew through RDU last month, an increase of 34% over the previous month and 90% compared to March 2021. Traffic for calendar year 2022 is up 107% compared to last year. The numbers were released Thursday during the monthly meeting of the AirportRead More

FAA Authorizes 10,639-Foot Length for Future Runway 

RDU Thanks Elected Officials, Business and Community Leaders for Letters of Support  As Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) prepares to replace its primary Runway, 5L/23R, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined the new runway can be built at 10,639 feet – longer than the current 10,000 feet runway.  “Adding more than 600 feet of takeoffRead More

Airport Authority Board Approves $249 Million Budget 

FY22-23 Plan Invests in Growth, Talent and Guest Experience The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board approved a $249.3 million budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1. The budget for FY22-23 includes $94.7 million in operating expenses, a 16% increase over last fiscal year, and $70.1 million in spending on capital projects, an increase of 69%Read More