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Raleigh-Durham plans T1 renovation

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) has unveiled plans for the $60 million renovation of Terminal 1.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) has unveiled plans for the $60 million renovation of Terminal 1.

Major components of the renovation include consolidating the multiple ticket lobbies, bag claims and passenger security screening checkpoints.

Consolidating the operations of Southwest, JetBlue and Airtran into the main section of Terminal 1.

Improving the passenger experience by simplifying the airline check-in and security screening process.

Other changes to be made include constructing new restrooms, developing a pre-security concessions area, reconfiguring the security screening checkpoint and constructing a meeter and greeter area.

Construction is set to begin in early 2012 and is expected to take approximately 18 months.

The gateway’s latest monthly traffic figures reveal that 823,705 passengers (+2%) passed through RDU in October. The total means that year-to-date throughput is 1% up on the corresponding period in 2009.

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