Former RDU Board Members and Acting Chair Oppose Residential Development in Noisiest Areas of Morrisville

Former members and chairs of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (RDUAA) Board wrote to the Morrisville Town Council Tuesday to oppose an amendment to the town’s draft Land Use Plan. The change would authorize multi-family residential development within the Airport Overly District (AOD), an area where such development has been banned for decades due to concernsRead More

The Fly Angle, Episode 4: Airports and Aircraft Noise

How to Listen and Subscribe: Listen here or find The Fly Angle on your favorite podcast app. In This Episode: Crank up the volume: this episode is about to get loud. Co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter invite RDU’s Noise Officer, John Wiatrak, on the pod to dispel myths about aircraft noise. Meanwhile, a newRead More

Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Welcome Sun Country Airlines

Sun Country will be RDU’s 11th Airline Sun Country Airlines announced today that it will launch nonstop service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on Friday, May 14. Sun Country Airlines will be the eleventh commercial service airline operating at RDU. “Sun Country is an established airline known for providingRead More

RDU Served 4.9 Million Travelers in 2020, a 66% Decrease from 2019

Airport Authority Welcomes New Chair and Board Member Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) closed 2020 with 66% fewer passengers than 2019 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of nearly 4.9 million passengers flew through RDU during the last calendar year, compared to a record-setting 14.2 million in 2019. The last time RDU servedRead More

RDU’s $15.1 Billion Impact Powers Regional Economy

                    Report Shows Airport is Poised to Lead Triangle’s Economic Recovery: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) contributed more than $15.1 billion to the economy and supported nearly 100,000 local and regional jobs in 2019, according to an analysis from N.C. State University’s Institute for Transportation Research andRead More