Even More Records Break: June Passenger Count Reaches All-Time High

RDU Launches New Weekend Parking Special As Online Booking Test Continues


RDU Airport, NC – More than 600,000 people boarded airplanes at Raleigh-Durham International Airport during June, the first time in the airport’s history that enplanements crossed the 600,000 mark. The record came during the airport’s 52nd consecutive month of growth. All domestic carriers showed an increase in passenger numbers over June 2017, with international flights up more than 25 percent.


“We are thrilled to welcome more travelers at RDU than ever before,” said Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Landguth. “We’re grateful that our customers choose to fly through RDU time and time again – with some of them driving 2 hours or more to reach the airport. We will be refreshing our facilities and building more infrastructure to keep pace with passenger demand.”


Frontier Airlines launched new service to Syracuse and Portland (Maine) in the past month with nonstop service to Harrisburg, Penn., beginning next week. Frontier also launches nonstop service to San Diego in August. Delta Air Lines will begin three daily roundtrip flights to Chicago-O’Hare in April 2019 via E-175 aircraft.


New Weekend Parking Special

RDU is rolling out a new weekend special rate only for parking customers who book parking online. From noon Friday through noon Monday, with a two-night stay, park in the ParkRDU Central Lot for just $7, half-off the lot’s drive-up rate. For the same price as ParkRDU Economy 3, customers can park in the main garage just steps from the terminal. The new promotion will help airport staff further test the system. Book online at www.parkrdu.com to take advantage of the deal!


About the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority operates Raleigh-Durham International Airport. In 2017, 11.6 million passengers, about 32,000 people per day, flew through RDU. With 57 nonstop destinations and 10 airlines, RDU connects central North Carolina to the people and places that matter most. RDU powers our region’s economy with an $8.5 billion annual economic impact supporting 5,000 on campus and 20,000 regional jobs. RDU has the lowest average airfare of major North Carolina airports and was named the best connected medium hub airport by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Center for Aviation in 2016 and 2017. Visit the RDU public information portal to learn about the Airport Authority board, including its monthly meetings.