A Record Crushing Year: 11.6 Million People Fly Through RDU In 2017

RDU Airport, N.C. – More people than ever before traveled through Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) during 2017, breaking last year’s record by a half-million people. RDU counted 11.6 million total passengers (arriving/departing) in 2017, a 5.6 percent increase compared to 2016. “We are grateful that Central North Carolina is responding so well to new flightsRead More

RDU’s Future Has Arrived – FAA Approves Airport Layout Plan

RDU Airport, N.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s Airport Layout Plan (ALP), marking the final step in the airport’s master planning process. The decision allows the Airport Authority to begin work on more than $2.7 billion in aviation infrastructure and amenities identified in the Vision 2040 Master Plan.Read More

Airport Authority Moves Forward With Wake County Land Lease Proposal

RDU Airport, N.C. – During its monthly meeting today, the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board received an update on staff plans to take the next step toward accepting Wake County’s offer to lease two tracts of airport property, totaling approximately 150 acres. The proposal was one of three received during the Airport Authority’s recent request forRead More

RDU Purchasing Four Zero Emissions Electric Buses

RDU Airport, N.C. –The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority approved both the purchase of four zero emissions electric transit buses and the acceptance of an associated Federal Aviation Administration grant today at its regular monthly meeting.   The Airport Authority will purchase four Proterra Catalyst E2 Battery Electric Buses, built in Greenville, S.C., along with associated chargingRead More