This is the fourth in a 6-part series about RDU’s pursuit of new international air service. Read the series. New posts are added each Friday through September 19.
Though we are half a world away, our region has many connections to Asia, and people are traveling there in ever-increasing numbers. Therefore it makes sense for us to take a hard look at the international air service opportunities that exist in Asia.
While we don’t think that regularly scheduled non-stop service from RDU to an Asian city is in the near future, we do see the potential for limited non-stop service (a few days a week) as a possibility. Also, as more fuel-efficient aircraft come into existence, dreams of daily RDU-Asia nonstop service could one day become a reality. Continue reading