RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh-Durham International Airport has been working to bounce back from the immense drop in traffic that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to their traffic rates.

What started as a “slow, sluggish recovery,” as described by Michael Landguth, RDU’s President and CEO in July 2020, is now looking more hopeful as more than 937,600 passengers flew through RDU last month.

This jump in traffic shows an increase of 34 percent over the previous month and a 90 percent increase, in comparison to March 2021.

Numbers released by the Airport Authority Board on Thursday show traffic for 2022 is up 107 percent compared to last year.

“As passengers return to the skies in increasing numbers, their options at RDU are also growing,” said Landguth. “Airlines are making significant investments in the Research Triangle region by adding more flights and new destinations in time for the busy summer travel season.”

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