Raleigh airport construction almost finished

Construction at Raleigh-Durham International Airport may be finally coming to an end after decades of renovations and restructuring projects.

Since 1989 construction teams have been building new roads, air cargo warehouses and general aviation hangars.

The project taking up the most time was the building of a new $350 million terminal, but this is close to completion and should be fully operational in two to three years.

John Brantley, the airport’s director, said: “It’s the last element in making this the airport it ought to be. It’s the last element of the puzzle.”

Mr Brantley believes the additions should bring more airlines and flights to Raleigh-Durham.

The airport is currently served by most major airlines including AirTran, American, United, Delta, Southwest, Northwest, America West and US Airways.

Many of these airlines have complained about cramped space and operational difficulties, which were major reasons behind the years of construction.

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