Charlotte Douglas CLT Airport Overview

Charlotte Douglas International Airport CLT, one of the country's top ten airports, serves the City of Charlotte and its surrounding counties, and is North Carolina's primary airport - often regarded as an alternative to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport - has recently made the list as one of the top ten airports in the U.S.  It is, in terms of aircraft movements, one of the word's busiest airports.  Overwhelmingly, passengers rated their overall airport experience at CLT for 2013 as 'highly satisfactory'.

CLT Airport is a few miles from the financial district of the city of Charlotte, situated near the border of the North & South Carolinas, accessible from Interstate Hwy. 485, connecting to I-85 and I-77. NOTE: After completion of the Josh Birmingham Pkwy realignment project, the new roadway now connects Little Rock Rd. exit off I-85 to North Josh Birmingham Pkwy, with direct access to terminal, parking lots & decks from I-85 & Wilkinson Blvd.

rom Josh Birmingham Pkwy you are now directed onto the new Airport entrance road's inbound lanes, which merge onto Little Rock Road & directly to the terminal.

With four long runways and some 41 million passengers annually, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is currently US Airways' largest hub (operating out of Concourses C, D & E), and is served by a host of major airlines offering direct and connecting flights througout North America, the Caribbean islands, Europe & South America.

1. For passenger pickup /dropoff, use curbside, including all lanes on ticketing & baggage claim levels & curbside check-in - your car must be attended to.
2. Priority lanes for preferred or elite status airline passengers are available at Checkpoints B & D.
3. The toll-free Airport number is 1-800-FLY-CDA
4. In Spring 2015, CLT opened its new Consolidated Rental Car Facility - the last of an 8-year $1.5B development project  which included a second Business Valet  Deck, new inline baggage system & Terminal Westside Expansion.   

Charlotte Douglas Airport has a large main passenger terminal, with Concourses A through E.

Present & Future Airport Developments: 
1. Runway 18L/36R repair work started - to be completed June 30, 2015.  During this time it is closed at night only.
2. Under the new 'Destination CLT' project (planning & design are underway), the first phase of CLT's new master plan update - a 2.5B capital investment -  will include 4 major projects to enhance capacity based on growth forecast through 203,. and include: expansion of terminal curb front roadway & lobby, renovation of current concourses, and increasing gates from 95 to 124; and a fourth parallel runway. Work will be done as need & circumstances dictate.

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