RDU sees fewest passengers since 1987

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Raleigh Durham International Airport reports a 66 percent drop in passengers from 2019 to 2020.

That massive decline obviously happened because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RDU said the decline came after a record-setting 2019, where 14.2 million passengers flew out of the airport.

In 2020, a mere 4.9 million passengers came through RDU. The last time RDU saw fewer than 5 million passengers in a year was 1987.

Airport leaders said they hope continued distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will help bring an end to the pandemic and instill confidence in people who want to travel and fly again.
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