CHO Airport is 8 miles north of the city of Charlottesville and only a mile west of Route 29 on Airport Road. The University of Virginia is 10 miles from the Airport..
With 630,000 passengers by August 2017, Cho Airport is served by three major airlines offering direct flights to some U.S. city hubs, with connections around the globe. (Between 2012 and 2017 Cho's passenger traffic increased over 25 percent .)
- CHO Airport opens at 3:30am and urges passengers to arrive 90 minutes before their scheduled flights, particularly during peak hours of 5am-7am. Baggage needs to be checked at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Airline counters open at 4:15am.
- Arriving passengers note that a new exit lane (to the right of the old revolving door) into the baggage claim area is now in place - meeters greeters may wait there.
Charlottesville Cho Airport has one passenger terminal* is fully accessible, offering free internet access, the latest in electronic ticketing, check-in & boarding passes in the ticketing wing, and on-site rental cars. A remote registration kiosk is for TSA-approved Registered Traveler Program participants. The baggage claim area houses rental car counters and hotel courtesy shuttle phone board. A conference room is available weekdays 8am-4:30pm. ATMs are in the ticketing area and at lower level concourse, post-security.
Food & Drink establishments (a) TurboGrill offers healthy food and 'grab go' sandwiches; (b) the 'Copilot Coffee' cafe; and (c) the 'Radar Bar'. All are open 4am-last flight departure; tel. 434-973-0134 or visit: www.tailwindconcessions.com.
* NOTE: The recently completed renovation & expansion project involved the newly renovated semi-circle ground level, which shows entry to: 'Ticketing" at right, 'Flights /all gates' at center, and 'Baggage /Ground Transport, Vending' at left. The new TSA screening area is now in place.
Airlines serving the terminal:
American - tel. 1-800-433-7300; baggage info: 1-800-535-5225; to Chicago, LaGuardia, Charlotte, Philadelphia.
Delta - tel. 1-800-221-1212; baggage info: 1-800-325-8224; to Atlanta, LaGuardia,
United Airlines - tel. 1-800-864-8331; baggage info: 1-800-221-6903; to Washington & Dulles airpots.
Transportation: Aside from rental cars, taxis, limos & hotel shuttles, no public transportation is currently available.
Future Airport Developments: The ongoing runway extension is to take 'several years'.
The Airport announced in August 2017 that it had raised the parking fees - due to the fact that is will embark 'soon' on its new Parking Improvement Projects: Current parking lots will be expanded, covered & lighted walkways to/from terminals from all lots added; current parking shuttle program upgraded, EV charching stations and covered bicycle storage areas added. Further down the road, will be discussions of a multi-level public parking garage construction.