RDU Airport, N.C. – More people than ever before traveled through Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) during 2017, breaking last year’s record by a half-million people. RDU counted 11.6 million total passengers (arriving/departing) in 2017, a 5.6 percent increase compared to 2016.
In 2017, air carriers added nine new routes including nonstop service to San Francisco aboard Virgin America (part of Alaska Airlines). Two new cities were added to the RDU route map: Austin (via Delta and Frontier) and New Orleans (via Allegiant and Southwest).
Other new routes included:
Delta to Seattle, Nashville and Newark
Allegiant to Cincinnati
Frontier to Las Vegas
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