The Deal: Restaurant Month and Making A Difference With the USO

Graduations, Mother’s Day and early summer vacations mean that May is a busy time for traveling through RDU. Restaurant month returns  and relaxing spa deals can be found. Also, we have good news from Africa on your donations to The Shops of RDU! Continue reading

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Austin-Bergstrom: A Lesson in Community

I was among a group of private and public sector folks visiting Austin, TX this week attending the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference. Continue reading

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Austin Visit: A Preview of What’s To Come

This weekend Dave Young, our Air Service Director, and I will travel to Austin, TX as part of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference. We are eager to join the 170 business and civic leaders from across Wake County who will learn about the infrastructure and business climate of the Austin metropolitan area. Continue reading

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Let’s Fly: RDU-London Gets an Upgrade

Welcome to Let’s Fly!, a monthly round-up of news from the airlines and airports you may encounter on your journey from RDU.

RDU-London Gets an Upgrade  Continue reading

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RDU Asks Congressional Delegation To Support Critical FAA Bill

RDU staff recently traveled to D.C. to talk airport funding.

RDU staff recently traveled to D.C. to talk airport funding.

It is often said that Raleigh-Durham International Airport is one of the region’s economic drivers. But what does this mean?

Each year, RDU contributes more than $8 billion a year to the region’s economy, serving 9.5 million passengers a year and supporting 20,000 jobs. We’re both an economic driver and a partner in regional economic development.

That economic return requires investment, particularly to maintain and improve our $1.5 billion infrastructure – terminals, runways and facilities.

RDU funds these improvements by carefully balancing the limited mix of public and private funding sources available to us.  Continue reading

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