Route Resumes After More than Two Years
A flight bound directly for Paris departed RDU for the first time since March 2020 on Monday. The route is a favorite among leisure and business travelers who want to visit the French capital and connect to other destinations in Europe and beyond.
“This is an exciting day at RDU as we send passengers off to Paris for the first time in more than two years,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “We appreciate Delta’s commitment to bringing this signature destination back to the Research Triangle.”
The return of the nonstop Paris service brings the number of international flights at RDU to six, including three transatlantic flights – the highest number in the airport’s history. Delta launched RDU’s Paris service in 2016 but the route was paused during the pandemic.
Delta will fly the Paris route four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
RDU –> Paris Facts:
- Distance: 4,052 miles (one way)
- Aircraft: 767-300
- Seats: 205
- Duration: 9 hours, 15 minutes (westbound), 8 hours (eastbound)