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Terminal 1 History Highlights

Since 1955, what is now known as Terminal 1 has been a major part of RDU.

Terminal 1 Modernization Project


A new Terminal 1 has arrived at RDU. Our $68 million modernization project is completed and is elevating your travel experience at RDU.

Terminal 1 is the home for AirTran and Southwest Airlines. From floor-to-ceiling windows to power outlets at the gates and new shops and restaurant options, the passenger experience is world-class.

Below, explore Terminal 1.

About the Terminal 1 Project The Shops of RDU Terminal 1 Art