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

Labor Day Weekend Sees Bump in Passenger Traffic

New Terminal Operations Team to Focus on Health and Safety Labor Day weekend was the busiest at RDU since the global pandemic began, with traffic down 65.2% compared to the same holiday weekend last year. “RDU saw a modest increase in traffic over the Labor Day weekend, but we don’t expect it to last asRead More

JetBlue Launches Five New Daily Nonstop Destinations at RDU

Announcement Includes International and California Flights JetBlue announced Thursday it will launch five new nonstop destinations at RDU this year, including Cancun, Mexico (CUN), Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ), Fort Myers, FL (RSW) San Juan, PR (SJU) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX). Cancun and Montego Bay are the first international flights to return to RDU sinceRead More