The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and Delta Air Lines announced Friday additional health precautions in terminals and on planes that will help travelers fly with confidence.
“As passengers slowly return to air travel, we are taking every precaution to provide them with a safe and healthy environment at RDU,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “From the time they arrive and experience our contactless parking system to the time they board their flight, they will see new health measures and social distancing practices in place.”
The Authority has already enhanced its cleaning and disinfecting practices and it began rolling out additional health measures in May. Changes guests will notice in the terminals beginning in June include more hand sanitizing stations, additional physical and digital signage to remind passengers to observe physical distancing, more stanchions to promote one-way traffic flow and new seat covers that encourage guests to maintain a six-foot distance in waiting areas.
RDU is also educating its guests about the State of North Carolina’s new face covering requirement. The airport already required employees to wear masks and encouraged travelers to wear them. RDU will provide masks to passengers who come to the airport without one and will emphasize the new requirement through digital signage and overhead announcements.
RDU was pleased to partner with Delta as the airline demonstrated the cleaning measures they have in place on board their aircraft.
“Our extensive clean efforts and partnership with Raleigh-Durham International Airport have been essential as we provide a healthy and safe customer experience from the curb to the gate,” said John Azzaro, General Manager – Airport Customer Service for Delta Air Lines at RDU. “We have reinvented our travel experience around cleanliness to let those considering travel know that we’re ready when they are.”
You can learn more about RDU’s new health and safety measures on our Fly Confident, Fly RDU web page.