1943 – 2018: Celebrating 75 Years of Commercial Flight at RDU

From 1,160 to 11.6 million annual passengers, RDU has seen incredible growth during its 75 years of commercial air service. On May 1, 1943, the first commercial flight landed at  what was then Raleigh-Durham Army Airfield– a DC-3 aircraft operated by Eastern Airlines and destined for Florida. The flight originated in New York and RDURead More

Top 5: Travel Happy with Earth Day in Mind

With more than 11.6 million passengers traveling through RDU last year, making a few small changes the next time you fly can have a significant impact. So, to celebrate Earth Day every day, we’ve compiled five ways you can travel happy while keeping the environment in mind all year long. Ditch the Plastic Bottles BringRead More

RDU’s Top Stories of 2017

2017 was a record-breaking year for Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 2018 is already promising to be the best year yet! But, before we get too far into the new year, let’s take a look at some of our biggest stories of 2017. Plus, earn your “aviation geek” status by packing away the fun facts below!Read More

From Gift Wrapping to Holiday Music, Joy Takes Flight at RDU!

As the holiday season comes to its peak, spirits are bright at RDU! Throughout the week leading up to December 25th, the airport will offer a variety of seasonal treats that will fill the concourse with good cheer. For the first time ever and as part of our Joy Takes Flight Campaign, we’re offering complimentaryRead More

Epilogue: Saying Goodbye to 2nd Edition Book Sellers [Video]

After 33 years, Karen and Walter High are ready to turn the page to the next chapter of their lives. The two will retire at the end of the year, closing their beloved 2nd Edition Book Sellers. 2nd Edition has been part of the RDU family since 1984, when it opened in the, then, TerminalRead More