October Passenger Volume Increases by Double-Digits

RDU Launches Free, Faster Wi-Fi in Terminals RDU continues to experience double-digit growth in passenger volume. 634,000 passengers flew out of RDU last month compared to 574,000 in October 2018, an 11.3 percent year-over-year increase. “As more people fly through RDU, we are continuously looking for ways to improve customer experience,” said Michael Landguth, presidentRead More

REAL ID Requirement Goes Into Effect in 2020

Airline Passengers Using a License for Identification Must Have the New ID to Fly Starting Oct. 1, 2020 The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (RDU) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are reminding air travelers that enforcement of the REAL ID requirement is less than a year away. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, airline passengers will need aRead More

Judge Rules in Favor of RDU in Land-Lease Court Case

RDU Airport, N.C. – Wake County Superior Court Judge A. Graham Shirley ruled today in favor of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in a lawsuit filed by activists who oppose the land-lease agreement between the Authority and Wake Stone Corporation. In the ruling regarding the agreement that would expand an existing quarry on airport property, JudgeRead More

Crews Recover Aircraft, NTSB to Begin Investigation

RDU Airport, N.C. – This morning, after an exhaustive search, a Piper PA-32 was located by a grounds crew near the Reedy Creek Multi-Use Trail in William B. Umstead State Park. There were two casualties associated with the incident. Dr. Harvey Partridge and Patricia Partridge, both 72, of Terra Ceia, Fla. were on board theRead More

Search and Rescue Grounds Crew Locate Missing Plane

N.C. Highway Patrol, N.C. State Parks Securing the Scene RDU Airport, N.C. – At 10:02 this morning, search and rescue crews located the missing private aircraft within the narrowed search area. The plane was found near the Reedy Creek Multi-Use Trail at William B. Umstead State Park. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and North CarolinaRead More