Cancelling the Terminal 1 Open House

Tuesday morning, we received the first of our deliveries for the Terminal 1 Open House. By early evening that day, it was clear that the weather was not going to cooperate with our open house plans. This morning, Wednesday, it was certain that cancelling the open house was the right call. Albeit one that we were sad to make. 

RDU is cancelling the Terminal 1 Open House for Saturday, Feb. 15.

RDU is cancelling the Terminal 1 Open House for Saturday, Feb. 15.

It’s certainly been quite the winter here in the Research Triangle Region.

As an airport, safety is always at the forefront of our minds. As the weather forecasts are showing, the storm forecast for this week is looking to be a doozy for our region. Growing up here, I can remember many an ice storm and the impacts that affect the region for days to come.

Those impacts are predicted to be icy roads and widespread power outages after the storm leaves us. Should the storm live up to the weather predictions, the last thing we would want to do is endanger anyone’s safety by encouraging them to venture out on icy roads.

For us, and our more than 30 event partners, to put on a stellar event, we need to begin preparations today.  Waiting to see if conditions might be ok on Friday just isn’t an option.

But there is good news. A new Terminal 1 is coming soon. And we are all excited about that!

After the storm passes, we’re going to regroup and focus on how we can take some of the best plans and exhibits from the Open House and present them to you around the time of the Terminal’s opening.

Stay safe during the storm. We look forward to sharing more about Terminal 1 with you soon!

About Andrew Sawyer

Andrew Sawyer is the External Communication Specialist for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and is the main writer for RDU’s website, electronic communication and airport publications. He’s also the primary face behind RDU’s social media channels. Andrew also assists with many other things, from media relations to event planning. In fact, he has an advanced degree in "other duties as assigned."
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15 Responses to Cancelling the Terminal 1 Open House

  1. Katie says:

    well that sucks

  2. Phil Quinones says:

    My family and I really looked forward to the open house. Couldn’t you reschedule it? I’d love to see the newly renovated terminal. Thanks

  3. TK says:

    Why not reschedule it for a week later?

  4. Ann Walsh says:

    Bummer. Understandable, but just wish it was possible to reschedule. We were looking forward to it.

  5. Carol Selvaggio says:

    As Former Buffaloians We’re Used To Having The Weather Dictate What We Could And Couldn’t Do, We Are New To The Area And Love It Down Here, We Were So Looking Forward To Seeing A Sneak Preview Of The New Terminal.

  6. Wayne Fenton says:

    While we understand that the event had to be cancelled, we certainly add our disappointment that it cannot be rescheduled as well. My eleven year old son is an aviation enthusiast and was so looking forward to seeing the new terminal “up close” and personal.

  7. Craig says:

    We also really wish that it could be rescheduled. The Open House for Terminal Two was so cool. Disappointing.

  8. CCTR says:

    We were looking forward to it as well. Bad weather stinks. I am sorry all the hard work that was done for the event was wasted. I am sure the RDU staff and vendors are the more disappointed than the public. I bet it was going to be a great event.

  9. says:

    So disappointing! My husband and young son had not heard and have arrived at the airport to a disappointing sign that the event was canceled. Why is it not being rescheduled?

  10. Doris Scribner says:

    I was very disappointed when I came out there today (as did many other people) and told it was cancelled. Looked for signs to see where to park and such but there was not even a sign saying it was cancelled. Parked in the parking garage for 33 minutes and was told I had to pay $2 even though the parking was suppose to be free for the event. Very disappointed you did not advertise the cancellation so everyone knew about it.

  11. dmccall says:

    I don’t see why there have to be vendors and exhibitors just so the general public can walk through a building for a couple of hours. This is highly disappointing.

  12. Caniac says:

    Even though this is NC we do get some winter weather. Surprised or maybe not that u didn’t factor in a back up date in case of bad weather. And there was no signage before going into the parking deck and paying for parking that the event was cancelled. I leaned about the event on the evening news and it seems that the only place u announced the event was cancelled was here and I bet not many people who showed up looked here to learn of the event being cancelled. Hopefully the next time u renovate a terminal u will get it right. And also surprised to don’t have a new date yet for the opening of the terminal for passengers.

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