2021: A Year of Recovery at RDU

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted years of record growth at RDU, but the airport rang in 2021 with a new sense of optimism as it prepared for a prolonged but steady recovery. Passenger traffic increased at a robust pace, allowing RDU to direct its efforts toward recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, welcoming back travelers, recovering nonstopRead More

RDU Launches Shuttle Bus Tracking App

Guests Can Find Bus Locations and Arrival Times  RDU has launched a new bus tracking system that allows airport guests to see where shuttle buses are located and get an estimated time of arrival. The TransLoc app monitors RDU’s fleet of vehicles while they are running routes between the terminals and the Economy 3 parking lot.  The app can be downloaded from apple or Google Play.  “RDU has focused in recent years on deploying technology to improve the guest experience,” saidRead More

RDU Expects Bustling Crowds Over the Winter Holidays

New Parking and Traffic Management Measures are in Place RDU anticipates welcoming nearly 494,000 passengers between Dec. 18 and Jan. 2 – more than the total for the entire month of December 2020. Thursday, Dec. 23 is projected to be the busiest day, with an estimated 37,600 travelers flying through the airport. “RDU expects to finishRead More

Thanksgiving Marks Busiest Week of Pandemic at RDU 

Travelers Encouraged to Arrive Early When Flying Over the Holidays: More than 246,000 travelers flew through RDU from Monday through Sunday of Thanksgiving week, exceeding expected passenger traffic by more than four percent.  Traffic recovered to nearly 86% of 2019 levels, representing the single busiest week at RDU since the onset of the pandemic.    “TheRead More

RDU Announces New International Service to Iceland

Nonstop Flight to Iceland Provides Connections to Europe: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) announced Thursday that Icelandair will launch a new international flight to Reykjavik, Iceland, a tourist destination that also serves as a midway point between North America and Europe. “This exciting announcement signals that demand for international travel is increasing as we head intoRead More