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Introduction

Template:AirportsRaleigh-Durham International Airport is an airport located between Raleigh and Durham in the heart of the Research Triangle. The airport is primarily used to serve air traffic in Central and Eastern North Carolina.

History

Raleigh-Durham International Airport started as Raleigh Municipal Airport in 1929. However, rising demand caused the North Carolina General Assembly to create a new airport between Raleigh and Durham in 1939. Eastern Airlines supported this route change - of which chairman of Eastern Airlines Eddie Rickenbacker wanted to make RDU a stopping point on their New York-Miami route.

The new airport opened 1 May 1943 with Eastern Airlines serving the airport. Soon, Piedmont Airlines - an airline created in North Carolina - arrived and started operations at Raleigh-Durham and nearby Charlotte-Douglas.

In the 1970s, Piedmont Airlines had flights coming in from CLT, GSO, New Bern, Norfolk, Richmond, Rocky Mount, Washington, Wilmington and Winston-Salem.

Soon after, Raleigh-Durham became focus cities of Frontier and Delta Airlines/Air Lines.

Runways

Runway Elevation 05-23 Length
05L/23R 366.8-408.6 10,000FT
05R/23L 397.5-430.7 7,500FT
32/14 432.1-424.7 3,570FT

Navigation

Departures

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BEXGO3, BLUUE6, FAY4, HOOKZ3, HURIC3, LWOOD3, OXFRD3, PACK8, RDU9, ROZBO3, SHPRD3, TARL1

Arrivals

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ALDAN2, ARGAL6, BLOGS2, BRADE6, BUZZY8, KAROO2, KAROO2, MALNR4, SBV6

Arrivals

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RWY/APR 05L 05R 23L 23R 14 32
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