Author Archives: Mindy Hamlin

About Mindy Hamlin

Mindy Hamlin is the Director of Communications and Community Affairs, overseeing communication strategies for the Airport Authority including the Web site, graphic design, employee communication, social media, publications and much more. She also takes the lead on media relations efforts working with local, national and trade media on airport-related stories. And, she’s not afraid to do a TV interview in a hardhat and pearls.

An Exciting Time at RDU

This is a great time to be involved with Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Our 15-year major construction period is complete. The terminals are bustling with increased passenger numbers and new flight announcements. And, we’ve just launched Vision 2040, our master plan study.

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Land Development at RDU: What’s Next

In the news this week have been stories about RDU’s possible development of land near Lake Crabtree County Park. As the Airport Authority pointed out in this blog post in October, the Airport Authority has no plans at this time … Continue reading

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Highwire Travelers: The Story Behind The Art

Recently, following a long budget meeting featuring a lot of numbers, I decided I needed a short break, so I decided to take a tour of Terminal 1. The last piece of art, Gordon Huether’s Highwire Travelers, had recently been … Continue reading

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RDU Rule #1: Never Stop Planning

At yesterday’s meeting of the Airport Authority board, we received some sad, but not unexpected news. After 34 years as part of RDU’s facility development team, Dave Powell announced his retirement. 

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The RDU Breakdown: 3rd Quarter 2013

I can’t believe how quickly this year is flying by. Following is a recap of activity at Raleigh-Durham International Airport for the third quarter of 2013. As this quarter came to a close, RDU began its transition from the summer … Continue reading

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