RDU adds new airline, another adding several new routes before Memorial Day

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A new airline is taking flight at RDU Thursday morning and another airline is adding several new routes before a big travel time for Memorial Day.

AAA is reporting travel this weekend will reach pre-pandemic numbers. Despite rising gas and ticket prices, travel is expected to reach 92% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

More than 3 million people expected to fly this weekend.

Things could be especially busy at RDU because Avelo Airlines is making non-stop flights to the New England-New York area.

The airline will have flights 5 days a week and will expand to six days a week in mid-June.

Earlier this month Icelandair made its debut and Avelo makes this RDU's 13th airline.

Frontier airlines is also offering new routes to Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Newburgh, New York.
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