Going International: Our Connected Community

This is the second in a 6-part series about RDU’s pursuit of new international air service. Read the first post. New posts are added each Friday through September 19. 

RDU is on a mission to gain new international air service. But is our region really ripe for international air service growth? The answer is yes! Two things that comprise our readiness are our geography and our population.  Continue reading

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48 Hours In Memphis

Memphis: home of the blues, barbecue and Elvis. On the East Bank of the Mississippi River, Tennessee’s second largest city is a great destination for a fall getaway. And, it’s only a two hour nonstop flight from RDU, perfect for a 48 hour trip away from home.

Getting There

Memphis at Night.

Memphis at Night.

Delta Air Lines offers daily nonstop service from RDU to Memphis International Airport. The flight leaves at 11:45 a.m. and lands at 12:49 p.m. local time. The airline serves the route using 50-seat Canadair regional jets.  Book your flight now.

Memphis International Airport is a 15-minute ride from downtown Memphis, where there are many hotels and attraction to keep you hopping for your weekend getaway. Several rental car agencies are also located at the airport.  Continue reading

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Going International: The Road To World Routes

It’s no secret that the Research Triangle Region is growing.  People are moving to our area because of our excellent quality of life, well-paying jobs and moderate cost-of-living.  And as the population grows, so does air travel, particularly to international destinations from RDU.

Frankfurt is one of two viable European nonstop destinations we're currently pursuing.

Frankfurt is one of two viable European nonstop destinations we’re currently pursuing.

About 1.5 million people each year travel to and from RDU and foreign destinations. Currently, we have one daily transatlantic flight to London, three daily flights to Toronto and a handful of seasonal international flights to vacation destinations like Cancun and The Bahamas.  Continue reading

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Meet Martin and Zulu- Our New K9 Officers

When Officer Martin completes a long shift patrolling the airport with his partner Officer Dan Pigage, he loves nothing more than to head to Dan’s house, let loose and explore the backyard.  That’s because Officer Martin is one of RDU’s two new K-9 officers now working to keep you safe as you travel.  Continue reading

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May We Ask You A Question?

If you travel through RDU in the next few weeks, chances are you’ll be asked to take part in a survey about RDU.  If so, please do! Your answers could make a major impact on the future of your airport and help us determine how to improve your experience the next time you visit.

RDU is surveying travelers the next few weeks to learn how to improve our customer service.

RDU is surveying travelers the next few weeks to learn how to improve our customer service.

Why We Survey

Every few years, we conduct a comprehensive customer satisfaction survey to see how you feel about RDU. Our approach is scientific, with questions tailored from standard airport surveys around the nation. We also make sure that customers of each airline are approached. We also conduct the survey throughout the day to ensure we get variety in travel times.    Continue reading

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