American Adds RDU-Tampa Service, As Travelers Celebrate More Flight Additions

American Airlines has stayed busy at RDU in recent months, adding new service as more flyers return to safe air travel. On Thursday, the airline announced its newest route: nonstop service between RDU and Tampa, Fla. The twice-daily service to Tampa International Airport begins Nov. 2. Tickets go on sale next week through American Airlines. American willRead More

TSA Extends Mask Requirement in Airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement at airports and on board commercial aircraft through September 13. TSA’s mask mandate initially went into effect on February 1 and was scheduled to expire on May 11. The federal mask requirement is intended to minimize the spread of COVID-19 through public transportation. TSARead More

CDC Says Vaccinated Travelers Can Fly Safely

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new travel guidance, saying people who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States. CDC found that vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. The department says fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get testedRead More

Airport Authority Approves $150 Million Budget

Spending to Focus on Regaining Flights and Passengers The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board voted Thursday to approve the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget and business plan. The $150 million budget allows RDU to direct its efforts toward stabilizing and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic that decimated air travel in 2020. The airport will focus on increasingRead More

RDU Presents Proposed 2021-2022 Airport Budget to the Board

Airport Authority to Focus on Recovery and Growth Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority staff presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget and Business Plan to the Airport Authority Board on Thursday, with a focus on stabilization and recovery from the global health crisis. During the fiscal year beginning April 1, the Authority will concentrate on recovering passengerRead More