Going International: The Emergence of Asia

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.

People are traveling from RDU to Asia in ever-increasing numbers.

People are traveling from RDU to Asia in ever-increasing numbers.

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

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No Discrepancies: A Good Report On Safety

Day in and day out, there’s no greater commitment to you by RDU staff than to make sure that we are safe in everything we do.

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Going International: The Promise of Europe

This is the third 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.

RDU's first nonstop international flight was to Paris in 1988.

RDU’s first nonstop international flight was to Paris in 1988.

Ever since the first American Airlines’ nonstop flight to Paris’ Orly Airport in 1988, the Research Triangle Region has been connected to the European continent, benefitting both private travelers and businesses alike. Since 1994, that connection has been through American’s daily nonstop flight to London, now in its 20th year. Today, more people are traveling abroad than one successful flight can accommodate.

Our first stop in a trip around the world takes us to Europe, where we’re actively pursuing new non-stop service to either Paris or Frankfurt because of the abundance of connecting flights from those gateway cities to other destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Continue reading

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The Deal: A New Starbucks For Terminal 1

From a new Starbucks to classic children’s books and an excellent way to relax, here’s what you can find now at The Shops of RDU with this month’s edition of “The Deal”:

The new Starbucks in Terminal 1 Bag Claim

The new Starbucks in Terminal 1.

Starbucks Now Open In Terminal 1

Waiting for a loved one to arrive via Southwest Airlines? Want to squeeze in an extra few minutes with friends before going to the gate? There’s a great new place to do so in Terminal 1. Continue reading

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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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