Sunday, August 24, 2008

RDU's Terminal 2 to Open October 26

RDU’s new "Terminal 2" is scheduled to open on Sunday, October 26. An Open House for the public to view the new terminal prior to the opening will be announced in a few weeks. Terminal 2 is the airport's first new passenger facility in more than 20 years. The terminal will open in two phases. The second phase will open in Winter 2011. Terminal 2 replaces Terminal C, which was built in 1987. In the mid-1990s, the airport experienced tremendous growth, which coincided with growth in the Research Triangle Region. Today, nearly 100 percent of RDU's travelers either begin or end their trip at RDU.

The new Terminal 2 is designed to provide improved airline check-in, security checkpoint and baggage claim space for the millions of travelers who pass through the airport each year. In addition, there will be more than 25 shops and restaurants. Travelers will find specialty retail shops offering high-tech gadgetry, jewelry and more. Dining options include local favorites such as 42nd St. Oyster Bar and Carolina Ale.

Terminal 2 will become home to the following airlines:
American and American Eagle
Delta and Delta Connection
United and United Express
Midwest Connect
Air Canada

“Phase Two” opens in winter 2011. At that time, the following additional airlines will then move into Terminal 2:
US Airways

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