Modest Uptick in Travel Expected Over the Holidays

New Survey Shows Passengers Are Gaining Confidence in Air Travel RDU anticipates fewer passengers will travel this Thanksgiving holiday compared to years past. About 83,500 passengers are expected to depart from RDU, for a total of 167,000 passengers flying through the airport from Nov. 23 – 30. This is in stark contrast to the single-dayRead More

Passenger Traffic Continues to Lag Well Behind 2019

Airport Authority Board Shares Concerns About Development in High-Noise Areas Raleigh-Durham International Airport saw an 18% increase in traffic in October compared to September and an 11% increase in flights being sold out of RDU. The total number of passengers who flew through RDU in October was just over 366,000, an 18% increase over SeptemberRead More

RDU and SAS Collaborate to Forecast Passenger Traffic

New, More Accurate Models Developed to Predict Pandemic’s Impact on Air Travel: A collaboration between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and SAS has led to the development of significantly improved passenger forecast models. Airport leaders are seeking alternative solutions because industry forecasts have become increasingly unreliable due to the unprecedented impact of the global health pandemic onRead More

RDU Announces Strategy for Recruiting New Airlines, Routes

Airlines Reduce Schedules as Passenger Traffic Remains Flat: The Airport Authority has announced two air service incentive programs designed to maintain RDU as a competitive option for airlines looking to grow their networks and to secure resumption of service to the markets most critical to the region’s economic health. “We anticipate the COVID-19 pandemic willRead More