1943 – 2018: Celebrating 75 Years of Commercial Flight at RDU

From 1,160 to 11.6 million annual passengers, RDU has seen incredible growth during its 75 years of commercial air service. On May 1, 1943, the first commercial flight landed at  what was then Raleigh-Durham Army Airfield– a DC-3 aircraft operated by Eastern Airlines and destined for Florida. The flight originated in New York and RDURead More

Top 5: Travel Happy with Earth Day in Mind

With more than 11.6 million passengers traveling through RDU last year, making a few small changes the next time you fly can have a significant impact. So, to celebrate Earth Day every day, we’ve compiled five ways you can travel happy while keeping the environment in mind all year long. Ditch the Plastic Bottles BringRead More

A Record Crushing Year: 11.6 Million People Fly Through RDU In 2017

RDU Airport, N.C. – More people than ever before traveled through Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) during 2017, breaking last year’s record by a half-million people. RDU counted 11.6 million total passengers (arriving/departing) in 2017, a 5.6 percent increase compared to 2016. “We are grateful that Central North Carolina is responding so well to new flightsRead More

RDU’s Top Stories of 2017

2017 was a record-breaking year for Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 2018 is already promising to be the best year yet! But, before we get too far into the new year, let’s take a look at some of our biggest stories of 2017. Plus, earn your “aviation geek” status by packing away the fun facts below!Read More

RDU’s Future Has Arrived – FAA Approves Airport Layout Plan

RDU Airport, N.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority’s Airport Layout Plan (ALP), marking the final step in the airport’s master planning process. The decision allows the Airport Authority to begin work on more than $2.7 billion in aviation infrastructure and amenities identified in the Vision 2040 Master Plan.Read More