Let’s Fly: More on Paris and 6 new routes for 2016

Great things are coming to RDU in 2016. We’re excited about 7 new routes launching from our airport this year. Of course, the most anticipated is Paris, but we’re also ready to welcome Salt Lake City as a new destination and new options to Atlanta, Cancun, Los Angeles, Orlando and Philadelphia.

Ready for Paris

To say we’re excited about our new nonstop service by Delta Air Lines to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is an understatement. Beginning on May 12, you can depart RDU on a B-757-200 aircraft and arrive just 8 hours later in the French capital.

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Access Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai with one connection in Paris. 

From here, you can easily connect to more than 75 cities throughout Europe, Africa and Asia via SkyTeam Alliance partners. This means seamless ticketing and bag check-in here at RDU through to your final destination.  Cities include:

  • Dubai
  • Frankfurt
  • Moscow
  • Mumbai
  • Nairobi
  • New Delhi

We’ve launched a new web page: rdu2paris.com with a complete connections route map and a link to book your flight! Take time to explore the possibilities via Paris today.

Frontier Adds 3 Routes

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In addition to Trenton, Frontier will offer nonstop service to Philadelphia.

Beginning in April, Frontier Airlines will add routes to Atlanta, Orlando and Philadelphia on peak travel days. The airline’s popular service to Chicago, Cleveland, Denver and Trenton is also set to return this spring

  • Atlanta flights begin April 15 and operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Orlando flights begin April 14 and operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
  • Philadelphia flights begin April 14 and operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

Book your flight now on Frontier’s web siteLearn more about these flights.

Salt Lake City Returns

Delta Air Lines is also bringing back popular nonstop service to Salt Lake City beginning March 1. The year-round flight will operate daily using A-320 aircraft.  The destination offers abundant leisure opportunities and many many business synergies with our region. Using the Salt Lake City hub, travelers can easily connect to cities including:

  • Calgary, Canada
  • Sacramento, Calif.
  • Reno, Nev.
  • Grand Junction, Col.
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Yellowstone Airport, Mont.

Book your flight via Delta Air Lines.

A New Option for Cancun

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American Airlines is adding Cancun service in 2016.

American Airlines recently announced new weekly nonstop service to Cancun, one of the most popular Mexican vacation destinations.

The weekly flight will depart and return to RDU on Saturday afternoons beginning March 5 through September 3. The flight then returns for the holidays, beginning again on November 17.

Book your flight via American Airlines.

American Adds L.A. Flight

Also from American Airlines, there’s a new way to access Los Angeles this summer. The carrier is adding additional seasonal service six days per week from June 2 through August 22. The flight departs RDU in the evening and lands in L.A. in the evening as well. The return flight is a red-eye, arriving at RDU around 5 a.m.

Book your flight now via American Airlines. 

United Upgrades RDU Flights

New route announcements aren’t the only upgrades at RDU. On December 2, 2015, United Airlines operated its last turboprop aircraft out of RDU, meaning that all commercial flights at the airport are now via jets. The airline has also adjusted its aircraft fleet mix to ensure that every flight departing RDU has two classes of passenger service on board.

From RDU, United Airlines offers nonstop flights to Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Houston-Bush, Newark, San Francisco and Washington-Dulles.

Book your flight via United Airlines.

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Master Plan Update: Planning for Growth

We just wrapped up the second Public Workshops for Vision2040, our Master Plan process.

We were thankful for everyone who joined us for these events in Raleigh and Durham and had some great conversations with everyone who attended. Continue reading

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You’re Invited: Public Workshops in January

It’s hard to believe that we have reached 2016! It’s even harder to believe that we’ve already completed one-third of Vision2040, our Master Planning process.

We have had great feedback and conversations with our community throughout this entire process and thank everyone who has provided input to date.  But, it’s not over yet. Continue reading

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Winter Comes Late, But We’re Still Ready

It’s mid-January 2016, and we’re just into our first week of really cold weather. Winter arrived late this year, but it’s here and your airport is ready. Let’s take a look at how wintry weather impacts the airport. Continue reading

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Community Support Propels Banner Year

This article originally appeared on RDU Connect. 

Santa came early this year at RDU, delivering new air service to destinations on our wish list – Paris, Salt Lake City and Seattle – and a rise in passenger counts after several flat years. Continue reading

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