Get Down-to-Earth about Flying
In March 2021, we conducted an online survey of Triangle travelers about air travel. Here’s what they had to say:
of travelers indicated
they’ve already or plan on getting vaccinated soon.
of people who traveled
reported flying improved their perceptions about safety.
of passengers agree
RDU is keeping them safe.
Feel Safe Flying
The risk of COVID-19 exposure on planes is almost zero thanks to advanced air filtration systems, required mask-wearing and diligent cleaning protocols. Prior to boarding, your plane is disinfected from stem to stern. Redundancy is everyone’s friend when it comes to health. Even on full flights, on average, only 0.003% of infected air particles can enter the breathing zone of seated, masked passengers, according to one Department of Defense study. In fact, most studies reveal that air passengers are safer in the cabin at 30,000 feet than in their neighborhood restaurant.? There’s even more comfort in the fact that more people are getting vaccinated. And know that we are doing everything we can to make RDU International Airport as safe as it can be. So, what’s stopping you from getting back in the air? Nothing from where we stand. Carry on—we wish you a safe and pleasant flight.