RDU Experiences Bump in Traffic Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Every year, airports and airlines eagerly await passenger data from the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. With airline passenger numbers trending 70% below the same period a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines were hopeful that pent-up demand and increased travel flexibility would incentivize Americans to fly over the Thanksgiving holiday, leading several airlinesRead More

Modest Uptick in Travel Expected Over the Holidays

New Survey Shows Passengers Are Gaining Confidence in Air Travel RDU anticipates fewer passengers will travel this Thanksgiving holiday compared to years past. About 83,500 passengers are expected to depart from RDU, for a total of 167,000 passengers flying through the airport from Nov. 20 – 30. This is in stark contrast to the single-dayRead More

Passenger Traffic Continues to Lag Well Behind 2019

Airport Authority Board Shares Concerns About Development in High-Noise Areas Raleigh-Durham International Airport saw an 18% increase in traffic in October compared to September and an 11% increase in flights being sold out of RDU. The total number of passengers who flew through RDU in October was just over 366,000, an 18% increase over SeptemberRead More

The Fly Angle, Episode 2: How Do Airports Recruit New Flights?

How to Listen and Subscribe: Listen here or find The Fly Angle on your favorite podcast app. In This Episode: The holidays are fast approaching, and the airport is getting ready to welcome Thanksgiving travelers. Co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter respond to listener Airmail, catch up on what’s new at RDU and sit downRead More