Land Development at RDU: What’s Next

Lake Crabtree County Park is on land owned by RDU.

Lake Crabtree County Park is on land owned by RDU.

In the news this week have been stories about RDU’s possible development of land near Lake Crabtree County Park.

As the Airport Authority pointed out in this blog post in October, the Airport Authority has no plans at this time to develop the land that is currently home to popular bike trails.

This land is still under a 25-year, annually renewable lease with Wake County.  Continue reading

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Winter Weather: Myth vs. Fact

Whenever winter weather threatens RDU, I receive a lot of questions via social media on how airport operations are impacted. Our guest services team in the terminals and others who answer the phones at RDU receive plenty of questions as well.   Continue reading

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Airline Highlights: Allegiant Air

Allegiant Airlines begins serving RDU this May.

Allegiant Airlines begins serving RDU this May.

Have you heard the news? Allegiant Air will begin offering non-stop flights to three Florida destinations this Spring from RDU.

As our ninth commercial air carrier, Allegiant is a great new addition to the family of air carriers operating at our airport.   Continue reading

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Great Business Opportunities Are On The Horizon

RDU's 2015 Business Opportunity Expo is April 1.

RDU’s 2015 Business Opportunity Expo is April 1.

Aside from providing world-class facilities and excellent air service, one of our goals is to make a positive impact on our community. One way we can do this is to invest in our business community by using local businesses and providers for our business needs.

The airport is like a small city. We have police and fire-rescue departments, administrative offices, a large vehicle fleet and a maintenance department that in many ways mirrors the public works departments in local cities.  We also have an operations department and fuel facility.  Continue reading

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Making Plans For a Great Year Ahead

RDU is well-positioned to soar in 2015.

RDU is well-positioned to soar in 2015.

In our terminals, winter is one of our slower times every year. Fewer passengers typically travel during January and February than any other month.

But that doesn’t mean we’re sitting back twiddling our thumbs. We’re busy and making plans for a great year ahead.  Continue reading

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