As Wake County and the Research Triangle region continue to grow at an impressive pace, the potential for enhanced air service options is becoming an increasingly important discussion.
Wake County is currently growing by 62 people per day. Also, Raleigh was recently ranked the second fastest growing city in the U.S. by Forbes and CityLab named Raleigh the fastest growing metro in the country.
With recent investments like Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s (RDU) brand new terminal 2 and a newly reconstructed terminal 1, Raleigh, Wake County and the region are well positioned for new air travel options that will help to sustain our rapidly growing communities.
In order to expand the region’s number of flight options, theRegional Transportation Alliance (RTA) has launched the Air Service Advancement Project (ASAP) to recruit a new international flight to RDU.
To understand the opportunities, challenges and economic impact of new domestic and international air service on our region, two national aviation experts will keynote the RTA 2015 Transportation Breakfast on March 10 at The Umstead.
RDU Airport Authority president and CEO Michael Landguth will also highlight current initiatives of RDU and the region that will strengthen the attractiveness and competitiveness of our market for air service and economic growth.
The Air Service Advancement Project (ASAP) is a three-year initiative coordinated by RTA to mobilize, highlight and focus business support to strengthen nonstop international air service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
RTA provides strategic, action-oriented direction and a collaborative voice to advance regional transportation solutions that will continue to attract top talent, drive economic prosperity and sustain the quality of life for the Triangle region. RTA is a regional program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.