March Traffic at RDU Increases By 90%

Board Approves New Terminal Coffee and Dining Options: More than 937,600 passengers flew through RDU last month, an increase of 34% over the previous month and 90% compared to March 2021. Traffic for calendar year 2022 is up 107% compared to last year. The numbers were released Thursday during the monthly meeting of the AirportRead More

FAA Authorizes 10,639-Foot Length for Future Runway 

RDU Thanks Elected Officials, Business and Community Leaders for Letters of Support  As Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) prepares to replace its primary Runway, 5L/23R, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined the new runway can be built at 10,639 feet – longer than the current 10,000 feet runway.  “Adding more than 600 feet of takeoffRead More

Airport Authority Board Approves $249 Million Budget 

FY22-23 Plan Invests in Growth, Talent and Guest Experience The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board approved a $249.3 million budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1. The budget for FY22-23 includes $94.7 million in operating expenses, a 16% increase over last fiscal year, and $70.1 million in spending on capital projects, an increase of 69%Read More

Avelo to Become RDU’s 13th Airline in May

Avelo Airlines will launch new nonstop flights in May from RDU to Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) in Connecticut, providing business and leisure travelers with affordable and convenient options for visiting the New England and New York regions.    “We are excited to partner with Avelo as they become RDU’s 13th airline and add a new destinationRead More

Passenger Traffic Up 112% in January

RDU Announces Nine New Dining Options: In a signal of the ongoing rebound in air travel, passenger traffic at RDU increased by 112% in Jan. 2022 compared to Jan. 2021. More than 637,000 passengers flew through the airport last month.    “The recovery continued in January at RDU, although at a slower pace during the month that typically has the lowest passenger traffic of theRead More