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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The Deal: Amazon, Valentine’s Day and a Sidewalk Sale

February is going to be a busy month in The Shops of RDU.  From a new automated store to great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, there are some great reasons to arrive early for your flight at RDU.  And, to make the month, even better, there’s a Sidewalk Sale at our retail locations, giving you even more ways to save. Continue reading

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Terminal 1: Achieving LEED Certification

The ribbon is cut to officially open Terminal 1 in April 2014.

The ribbon is cut to officially open Terminal 1 in April 2014.

At RDU, we’re committed to delivering a world-class airport experience. This commitment extends to the facilities we build. That’s why we are thrilled Terminal 1 has been LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Built in 1982, Terminal 1 was famous for many years as the big blue box. It was RDU’s primary terminal for nearly three decades. Millions of passengers traversed the old Terminal 1 each year.  Continue reading

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