RDU Launches CLEAR Biometric Security Lanes

Passengers Can Confirm Their Identity with their Eyes or Fingers RDU and CLEAR (NYSE: YOU) launched biometrics identity verification technology Wednesday, bringing a frictionless and predictable travel experience to the Research Triangle region. CLEAR’s launch at RDU is expected to create 44 jobs and generate approximately $2.6 million in local economic activity every year. “RDURead More

RDU Ends 2022 With 35% More Travelers Than 2021 

Avelo to Move to Terminal 1 in February:  RDU served a total of 11.8 million passengers in 2022, an increase of 35% over the previous year and a sign that traffic is rapidly approaching pre-pandemic levels. Passenger traffic in 2022 was 17% below the record high of 14.2 million travelers who flew through RDU inRead More

RDU Airport Contributes More Than $17 Billion to Regional Economy

NCDOT Report: Airport Generates $887 Million in State, Local Taxes A new report published today finds that Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) contributes more than $17 billion to central and eastern North Carolina’s economy and supports more than 85,000 local and regional jobs. The report, “North Carolina: The State of Aviation” – produced by the N.C.Read More

2022: Beyond the Recovery

RDU rang in 2022 with sustained increases in passenger traffic, signaling the New Year would replace a slow but steady recovery with rapid growth and expansion. RDU continued to add new domestic and international destinations and four new airlines came on board. Construction could be seen across campus as projects that had been on holdRead More

RDU Expects Nearly 600,000 Holiday Travelers

Season Extends Over 18 Days This Year RDU anticipates 589,435 passengers will travel through the airport on their way to celebrate the winter holidays. Because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, passenger traffic will be spread out over 18 days rather than 16 last year. The busy season began on Saturday, Dec. 17Read More