Airport Authority Board Receives COVID-19 Update

Board approves multi-million dollar beverage deal with Pepsi Bottling Ventures The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s Board of Directors received an update Thursday about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel at RDU. March passenger traffic was down nearly 52% when compared to March 2019 as public health officials discouraged discretionary travel and airlines slashedRead More

Airport Authority Board Receives COVID-19 Update

February Enplanements Up 8.8 Percent, Terminal 1 Gate Activation Postponed   The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s Board of Directors met Thursday for its regular monthly meeting and to receive public comment on the airport’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget. The new fiscal year begins April 1. The Authority is required by law to make board meetings andRead More

RDU Passenger Traffic Grows By Eight Percent in January

Allegiant, Spirit Prepare to Move to Terminal 1 Nearly half a million passengers boarded flights at RDU in January, representing an eight percent hike over the same month in 2019. The increase follows a year of record-setting growth in which 14.2 million people traveled through the airport. Spirit Airlines announced it will double the numberRead More

Airport Authority Presents Terminal 1 Expansion Concept

Additional Gates to Accommodate More Flights, Passengers Airport Authority staff presented the Board of Directors information on a concept to add more gates at Terminal 1 to help RDU manage record growth and support more flight options. Staff also presented information on the construction of two additional security checkpoint lanes in Terminal 2. “Airports haveRead More

RDU Tops Record for Passenger Traffic in 2019

New Record Also Set for the Month of December   RDU continues to experience record-setting growth, with 14.2 million passengers flying through the airport last year – an 11% increase over 2018. RDU also hit an all-time high in December by serving 600,000 passengers. That is a 14% increase over December of 2018 and aRead More