Ready for the restart: Icelandair arrives at RDU

RTA members and partners,

Today marks the arrival and subsequent departure of our first flights from Icelandair — and our newest international flights out of RDU.

After 2+ years in the wilderness and choppy recovery seas, the arrival of today, May 12, 2022 is very good news indeed.

I was pleased to be on-hand with the leadership of RDU and other partners to herald the day.

With our transatlantic flights to London and Paris also rescheduled to restore service later this year, we have now restarted our international service journey at our hometown international airport.

Congratulations to our colleagues and friends at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and a host of partners who made today a reality, and who are looking to continue growing both the infrastructure and the offerings at our hometown international airport.

Let’s get moving,


Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA executive director

RTA is the voice of the regional business community on transportation in the Research Triangle area.



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