Operations

Raleigh-Durham Airport Adding New Terminal for Increasing Passenger Volume

Posted on September 9, 2008 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C. – Raleigh-Durham International Airport next month will roll out the first phase of a new terminal, which when completed will be able to process more than 11 million passengers a year.

On Oct. 26, Terminal Two will offer 10 gates, as well as the majority of the ticketing, security checkpoints and baggage areas. The second phase, which the airport plans to open in the winter of 2011, will host an additional 13 gates.

"Terminal Two focuses on moving the passengers through the terminal more easily," said airport spokesperson Mindy Hamlin, adding that it will offer ticketing islands rather than traditional against-the-wall ticketing areas, to congestion and provide more space for electronic kiosks.

The terminal will offer flexible gates, which can hold planes ranging in size from a regional jet to a Boeing 737.

"This terminal has been needed for many years because the number of passengers traveling through here has grown in 20 years," Hamlin said.

Last year, more than 10 million passengers used the airport. Once Terminal Two is completed, the airport will be able to annually process 17 million passengers. There also is an opportunity to expand the terminal if needed.

The new terminal originally was planned to replace Terminal A, an expensive option because the airport would have had to tear down the old terminal and build temporary facilities, Hamlin said.

The project moved to replacing Terminal C after American Airlines decided to sell the terminal's lease. Previously, some gates had been subleased to now-defunct Midway Airlines.

"At that time, we refocused our terminal development plans on that terminal because it was more cost-effective to tear down that terminal because Midway Airlines had closed its doors," Hamlin said.

"When Midway closed its doors, the whole northern portion of Terminal C was empty. That allowed us to concentrate on demolishing part of the terminal and start building Terminal Two without affecting passengers."

Source: Business Travel News

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

What Judges Look For In OOY Award Entries

Read up on what some contenders have already submitted in their running to become an Operator of the Year.

Atlanta Operator Supports Strength In Numbers

Chad Casey knows industry involvement is a must when discovering new affiliates.

Chauffeur Retention Made Easy: Show You Care

WEB-X-CLUSIVE: The key to happy employees is understanding what they mean to you and your business.

California Operations Combine To Span Regions

Classique Limousines Worldwide in Orange County buys Showcase Limousines based in the Inland Empire.

Renault Purchases Tech Startup Karhoo

The taxi comparison app has found new life with the French carmaker.

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blogs

See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - January 2017 $12.95 THE MONEY ISSUE COVER STORY: * Dashboard Helps Steer Company Finances * *
LCT Magazine - December 2016 $12.95 GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL ISSUE COVER STORY: * The Coolest Operators on the Planet * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close