Landguth Receives Airport Revenue News Director of the Year Award

Airport Authority President and CEO presented award in New Orleans

RDU Airport, N.C. – This evening, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority President and CEO Michael Landguth will be formally presented with the Airport Revenue News Director of the Year Award in the Medium Airports category in New Orleans.


The award will be presented during the last night of the ARN 2017 Revenue Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. The magazine, a leading airport industry trade publication, announced the award in its September edition.


“Michael has achieved many local successes while at the helm at RDU and has demonstrated his commitment to the larger airport industry through his work with the industry’s leading trade groups,” said Ramon Lo, publisher of ARN in the magazine’s citation.


“It is such an honor to be selected as medium hub airport director of the year,” said Landguth. “I have been blessed by a supportive board, team and community. It is their support that distinguishes RDU from so many other airports across the country, and I couldn’t be more proud of what we have accomplished together.”


ARN referenced Landguth’s work in recruiting new air service, increasing the capacity of existing airlines and the Vision 2040 master plan as impacts he has made on the airport and region.


Landguth has been at RDU since 2011. Prior to that he was president and CEO of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority. He currently services on the Airports Council Intentional-North America medium hub committee, which he cofounded. Landguth holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautical sciences from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.


About the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and its 300+ strong workforce operates and manages Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the primary air travel gateway to central North Carolina. The airport welcomes more than 11 million passengers each year, averaging more than 30,000 customers every day, and is home to more than 5,000 employees. RDU contributes more than $8.5 billion in economic activity and generates 20,000, jobs powering the Triangle economy. RDU has the lowest average airfare among commercial airports in North Carolina (compared to NC commercial airports with more than 250,000 enplanements annually). For more information about RDU, visit or follow the airport @RDUAirport on Twitter.