Non-stop West Coast flights return to RDU
from RTA 1-min news, March 19, 2010
Non-stop service to the West Coast returns to RDU this June. Delta Airlines is commencing a 6 day a week (except Saturday) service to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). These flights will depart RDU at 7:45am and arrive in Los Angeles around 10am. The departing flights from LAX will be of the overnight "red-eye" variety, leaving around 10pm and arriving the next day at RDU at 6am. Flights begin June 10th and you can buy your tickets to Hollywood starting Saturday. This non-stop service flight was previously in our market from June 2006-January 2008.
This flight marks the welcome return of a nonstop travel option to the west coast and will provide a new flight opportunity for the more than 600 people who travel daily between LAX and RDU. Access to the west coast is critical for our region's continued economic development efforts and this flight represents our region's only nonstop link to the Pacific Coast states.
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RDU-Paris: Steel City background
From RTA 1-minute news -- April 1, 2010
Non-stop service to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) was announced in November 2008 for both Raleigh-Durham (RDU) and Pittsburgh (PIT), with flights expected to commence in June 2009. RDU's flight was subsequently delayed indefinitely. Pittsburgh's flight did begin in 2009 but has not met revenue targets. The Pittsburgh region and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are expected to pay the maximum $2.5 million in subsidy payments ($5 million total). There is still no word from Delta as to when the RDU-CDG flight will commence.