• Raleigh-Durham Airports adds gates, security lanes

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    MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Raleigh-Durham International Airport is expanding both gates and security lanes as the airport copes with a record-breaking number of passengers.

    The News & Observer of Raleigh reports three budget airlines will join Southwest in Terminal 1 by April 1, 2020. The move by Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit Airlines will free space in Terminal 2.

    To make room for the new airlines, four unused gates in Terminal 1 will be activated.

    In addition, Terminal 2 now has two more security lanes for a total of 12.

    Traffic continues to grow at RDU, where a record 6.4 million passengers flew last year. RDU officials say nearly 572,000 passengers boarded flights in April, a 6.2% increase compared to the same month last year.

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