RDU Board Votes to Restart Major Construction Projects

Revised Budget Includes Security Checkpoint Expansion, Roadway Improvements The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Board approved an increase of $21.1 million to the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget to support capital and operating expenses associated with increased passenger traffic. The Board reviewed a revised business plan at a special meeting Friday that would restart several projects put onRead More

RDU Expects Busy Independence Day Travel Week

ParkRDU to Modify Payment Options to Enhance Contactless Experience More than 224,000 travelers are expected to fly through RDU between July 2-8, as the airport prepares for a busy Independence Day travel period. RDU’s busiest travel days will be Friday, July 2, and Monday, July 5, which could see more than 36,000 total passengers eachRead More

The Fly Angle, Episode 7: Airports Are Flying High (Tech)

How to Listen and Subscribe: Listen here or find The Fly Angle on your favorite podcast app. In This Episode: It takes a lot of technology to operate a major international airport each day, from the infrastructure you can see to the behind-the-scenes business and security systems. Mary Griffith and Jake Potter catch up withRead More

RDU Preparing to Replace Its Longest Runway

RDU is entering the beginning stages of its most significant and dynamic airport infrastructure project, the proposed replacement of Runway 5L/23R, the airport’s primary commercial runway. The Authority is working with a consultant team in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA). The team will soon publish a publicRead More

RDU Travelers Continue to Fly at Increasing Rates 

Airlines Expand Service and Provide More Options More than 772,000 passengers flew through RDU in May, setting another pandemic record. The jump in travelers reflects a 688% increase over the same month last year, but 41% below May 2019. “We are excited to see passengers returning to air travel in large numbers as traffic reboundsRead More