Nonstop service to San Diego starts out of RDU Airport

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You can now fly nonstop from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to California's second-largest city. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

You can now fly nonstop from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to California's second-largest city.

Frontier Airlines kicked off service to San Diego Wednesday morning, with officials from RDU and the airline celebrating with cake and refreshments.

Frontier, headquartered in Denver, is a low-fare carrier that now flies nonstop to 28 cities from the Triangle.

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And RDU International itself continues to grow, now with a total of 62 nonstop destinations and nine airlines.

Last year, 11.6 million passengers flew through RDU - about 32,000 per day.
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