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RDU soars to top spot in passenger growth

Raleigh-Durham International Airport was the fastest-growing top 50 airport in the country in 2023, growing at a rate of 22% over the previous year, the airport announced.

According to U.S. DOT data, RDU also broke its previous record for passenger traffic. The airport added four new airlines, 25 new destinations, and 49 new routes in 2023, RDU officials said in a press statement.

RDU ranked first in the country in passenger growth, followed by San Francisco International Airport, Washington-Dulles International Airport, and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan. Kansas City International Airport rounded out the top five with an increase of more than 17 percent, RDU officials added.

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