RDU Puts New Passenger Health and Safety Measures in Place

Airport Announces Changes to Increase Passenger Confidence The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority announced Thursday new measures aimed at protecting travelers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The health and safety of everyone at the airport is RDU’s top priority,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “As we head into the traditionally busy summerRead More

RDU Board Approves Nearly $50 Million in Federal Relief Funding

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s Board of Directors voted Friday to accept $49.5 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The act provides $10 billion in new funds for all airports that are considered part of the national airport system. Under the CARES act, airports must maintain 90Read More

RDU Completes 2020 Work on Emergency Runway Preservation Project

The multi-year effort to preserve RDU’s aging primary runway, 5L/23R, concluded for 2020 when the last slab of new concrete was poured on April 23. The emergency preservation work began in 2019 and is one of the airport’s most important capital projects. Concrete on the 10,000-foot runway has deteriorated after more than three decades ofRead More

RDU Travelers Should Allow Extra Time During I-40 Closure This Weekend

Interstate 40 will be closed in both directions at Aviation Parkway this weekend while N.C. Department of Transportation crews demolish the old parkway bridge. The interchange near RDU will be closed from Friday at 8 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m., weather permitting. Law enforcement will direct two lanes of traffic up and down theRead More

Airport Authority Board Receives COVID-19 Update

Board approves multi-million dollar beverage deal with Pepsi Bottling Ventures The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s Board of Directors received an update Thursday about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on air travel at RDU. March passenger traffic was down nearly 52% when compared to March 2019 as public health officials discouraged discretionary travel and airlines slashedRead More