Spring Is In The Air

It may be a tired line, but Spring is in the air at RDU. While the temperature this morning was more winter-like, things are beginning to look like Spring at RDU. 

I love this time of year at the airport because after the slow months of January and February, we begin to see more and more travelers taking to the skies for a season that begins with university Spring breaks and continues until the university graduations and Mother’s Day.

Today alone more than 30,000 travelers are expected through RDU as some university students return from Spring break while others take off.

More morning flights and Spring Break traffic mean that Southwest and Air Tran passengers should arrive early beginning next week.

More morning flights and Spring Break traffic mean that Southwest and Air Tran passengers should arrive early beginning next week.

But Spring break travel is not the only thing happening at RDU. Things are getting busy for the airlines as well. In Terminal 1, changes to the early morning departure schedules means more passengers will be flying out of that terminal in the morning, so passengers need to plan ahead.  Read the release.

And next month, new service is starting at RDU. American Airlines begins its non-stop service to Los Angeles on April 2, which is welcome news to business travelers. A few days later, Delta Air Lines will expand its service to L.A. to seven days a week.

This is only the beginning, Frontier Airlines also returns to RDU with service to Trenton, N.J., an alternative gateway to Philadelphia and Newark.

So as you can see. Spring is finally here at RDU.

About Mindy Hamlin

Mindy Hamlin is the Director of Communications and Community Affairs, overseeing communication strategies for the Airport Authority including the Web site, graphic design, employee communication, social media, publications and much more. She also takes the lead on media relations efforts working with local, national and trade media on airport-related stories. And, she’s not afraid to do a TV interview in a hardhat and pearls.
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