RDU Expects Busiest Memorial Day Weekend on Record

Travelers are Encouraged to Arrive at the Airport Early RDU expects a surge in passenger traffic over Memorial Day weekend with TSA projections indicating eight percent more people will travel through the airport compared to the same holiday weekend last year. Approximately 300,000 travelers are expected to fly through the airport from Thursday, May 23Read More

RDU Sets Single-Day Passenger Traffic Record

Parking Guidance System Improves Travel Experience: RDU set a single-day record on Mon., May 13 during Mother’s Day and graduation weekend, which is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year. Nearly 59,000 passengers passed through the terminals that day, an increase of 6.1% over the previous record set in October 2023. Sunday wasRead More

Intermittent Construction Noise Expected at Park Economy 3

Blasting of underground rock to occur through September 2024 The Authority is making progress on several construction projects this spring, including the expansion of Park Economy 3. Beginning April 24, RDU guests and neighbors may encounter some additional construction noise when they park in the lot and utilize area businesses. The Authority’s contractors will use the common practiceRead More

RDU Responds to Aircraft Accident

Airport Open to Arriving and Departing Flights The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and mutual aid partners responded to an accident at approximately 10:10 a.m. involving a general aviation aircraft in the grass near RDU Runway 5R-23L. The aircraft, arriving at RDU from Wilmington, N.C, had two people on board – one pilot and one passenger. BothRead More

Spring Break Brings More Than 1.2 Million Travelers to RDU

“Reimagine” Campaign Highlights New Airport Dining, Technology and More: Passenger traffic at RDU got a significant boost in March, with spring break getaways bringing more than 1.2 million travelers through the airport – an increase of 24.7 percent above February of this year and a 6.9 percent increase above March 2023.  “The boost in passengerRead More