RDU Prepares for Blast of Wintry Weather

We’re heating up the hot chocolate and cranking up the snowplows at RDU as the Triangle prepares for its first snowfall of the season! With a blast of bitter cold temperatures and a chance of snow on the way, we are taking steps to avoid disruptions to airport operations. Team RDU is mobilizing airport andRead More

A Message of Gratitude

It was a turbulent year at Raleigh-Durham International Airport as the demand for air travel plunged to unprecedented lows amid the global health crisis. The Airport Authority responded quickly by adopting a survival budget designed to keep the lights on during the pandemic, cutting spending by nearly half and deferring $96 million in construction projects.Read More

RDU Experiences Bump in Traffic Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Every year, airports and airlines eagerly await passenger data from the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. With airline passenger numbers trending 70% below the same period a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines were hopeful that pent-up demand and increased travel flexibility would incentivize Americans to fly over the Thanksgiving holiday, leading several airlinesRead More

FAA Holds Virtual Public Meeting on Upcoming Changes to RDU Air Traffic Procedures

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making changes to air traffic procedures for Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) expected in February 2021. The FAA determined the changes are necessary to improve safety, efficiency and operator use. Performance-based navigation (PBN) is a national FAA initiative to modernize and streamline air traffic flow into and out of airports.Read More

‘Jack Unstoppable’ Shares His Appreciation for RDU

Airport invites local student for private tour after receiving his encouraging note Team RDU was touched to receive customer feedback from a young aviation enthusiast during the early stages of the global health pandemic, when passenger traffic reached record lows and the airport community faced uncertainty about what the future would hold. 10-year-old Jack wroteRead More