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The Raleigh Durham Airport Authority, operator of Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), this month approved an increase of $19.6 million to the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget to support capital and operating expenses associated with increased passenger traffic.

The revived projects include completion of the West Remain Overnight Parking Apron for large commercial aircraft and the expansion of the Terminal 2 passenger screening checkpoint from 12 to 14 lanes.

Other discretionary capital projects are the expansion of Park Economy 3 and construction of a new rental car storage lot and the Terminal 2 landside expansion program, which include a future expansion of RDU’s international arrival facilities.

“The revised business plan paints a picture of RDU’s future, including growing with the vibrant Research Triangle region and maintaining the airport’s status as a major economic engine for the area,” said Michael Landguth, RDAA president and CEO. “As we restart projects we paused in 2020, we will remain considerate of the thoughtful strategic planning that has successfully connected North Carolina to the globe for decades.”