RDU Passenger Traffic Down 70% from 2020

FAA Allows RDU to Proceed with Runway Replacement More than 300,000 passengers flew through RDU in January of 2021, a 70% decrease over January 2020. The average number of departures was 95, down from 205 in January of last year. Despite the downturn in air travel, RDU continues to attract new nonstop flights. Delta launchedRead More

Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Welcome Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country will be RDU’s 11th Airline Sun Country Airlines announced today that it will launch nonstop service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on Friday, May 14. Sun Country Airlines will be the eleventh commercial service airline operating at RDU. “Sun Country is an established airline known for providingRead More

RDU Served 4.9 Million Travelers in 2020, a 66% Decrease from 2019

Airport Authority Welcomes New Chair and Board Member Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) closed 2020 with 66% fewer passengers than 2019 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of nearly 4.9 million passengers flew through RDU during the last calendar year, compared to a record-setting 14.2 million in 2019. The last time RDU servedRead More

RDU’s $15.1 Billion Impact Powers Regional Economy

                    Report Shows Airport is Poised to Lead Triangle’s Economic Recovery: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) contributed more than $15.1 billion to the economy and supported nearly 100,000 local and regional jobs in 2019, according to an analysis from N.C. State University’s Institute for Transportation Research andRead More


In early 2020, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) was on track for another year of record-setting growth, with predictions the airport would serve 15 million travelers compared to 14.2 million in 2019. With the onset of the global health crisis, demand for air travel plunged to historic lows. In April, passenger traffic at RDU dropped toRead More