RDU sees 19% traffic increase over last year

RDU AIRPORT, N.C. (WITN) – Raleigh-Durham International Airport saw a 19% increase in traffic in September compared with the same time last year.

The airport says that as expected, passenger traffic was lower than August totals, with an 11.5% decrease as students went back to school and summer travel ended.

“Business travel continues to trail leisure travel despite the strong recovery RDU is experiencing,” Michael Landguth, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority president and CEO said. “As RDU moves into the slower fall months, we are already preparing for a surge of holiday travelers from mid-November through early January.”

Updates are coming soon to RDU, such as service to Cancun in December and CLEAR expedited security lanes in both terminals at the airport.

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