Experience the new Experience with Charlotte Douglas International Airport
CLT is one of the largest hub of US Airways with more than 176 international and domestic destination according to the data of 2008. CLT was the sixth busiest airport in the world in 2010 when measured in terms of traffic movement and 23rd when measured in terms of passenger traffic. CLT has a total of five concourses and the sixth one is under construction. Each concourse has an average of 20 gates which serves both civil and military operations. In 2007, CLT became the fastest growing airport in the United States. The airport is equipped with three lounges which costs around $49 for access. For economy class and business class passengers, various memberships’ offers are available which can be checked on the website.
The airport is acquainted Wi-Fi internet access throughout the airport. It has a Business center which offers facilities like workstation, fax, photocopy, conferencing etc. The airport provides COTS facilities which can be used only when the flights are delayed due to bad weather conditions. The airport has various hotels like Hampton Inn and Suites, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inn.
In 1930, the budget for the construction of Charlotte’s first municipal airport was granted. In 1936, the airport was inaugurated and boarded its first flight in 1937. In 1941, US Army Air Forces took control over the airport and used it for antisubmarine patrols and training. The airport was renamed to its current name in 1982. Concourse A was built in 1986 and Concourse B and C in 1987 and 1984 respectively. In 1980s the old terminal site and Eastern Terminal was converted to Cargo center. In 2003, 13 new ticket counters were constructed to ease the passenger flow.
A new security checkpoint and expansion of concourse D with additional nine gates was constructed in 2004. A fourth parallel runway is planned to be constructed in 2015 which is scheduled to be completed in 2017 which will be built in between the two current runways.
CLT airport can serve 92 aircrafts based on field, 14 single engine airplanes, 19 multi-engine airplanes, 48 Jet airplanes, 1 helicopter and 10 Military aircraft.
Some of the airlines which operate at CLT airport are as follows:
PSA Airlines, US Airways, Lufthansa, American Airlines, Private Airlines, Republic Airlines, United Airlines, Air Wisconsin, Delta airlines, America Eagle, AirTran airways, Pan Am Clipper connection, Express jet airlines, Shuttle America, Piedmont Airlines, Royal Air freight, Federal Express, British airways etc.
In 2010, CLT received the prestigious Eagle Award from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for “The Best Airport.”
It is among the most prestigious awards in the aviation industry.
CLT is known for its quality service and low cost tickets to airline customers.
Routes and Destination
It serves more than 175 domestic and international destinations.
Top domestic destinations: New York, Chicago, Boston, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Atlanta, Texas and many more.
Top International destinations: Frankfurt (Germany), Heathrow (UK), Nassau (Bahamas), Toronto (Canada), Montego Bay (Jamaica), Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Munich (Germany), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) etc.
Why fly with airline CLT International
How to check in
Ticket Counter Information Desk are available at the doors of Concourse B, C, and D.
Mobile Boarding pass facility is also available here and can be availed by checking in on the official website. The passenger to check in at least 2 hours before the actual departure time.
CLT airport offers a Park, Sleep, Fly packages which reduces the chances of missing the flights. A passenger can stay overnight and catch his/her flight on time at a cost of parking only. It has a parking space of over 23000 square meter of area. Parking charges are the lowest around the nation which costs $7 per day and for a long term basis it is reduced to $4.
Rapid transit facilities are provided by Sprinter enhanced Bus service, Business Valet at the departure and arrival gates to ensure safe and smooth passage of passengers to the aircraft.
Baggage and Allowance
Baggage will be accepted at least 6 hours before the departure of the airline. Baggage will be accepted at least 30 minutes before the departure of domestic flights. The passenger need to submit the baggage at least 60 minutes before the departure of international airline.
Baggage claim is located at the lower level of zone D. Baggage rates can be checked on the website as it is different for different aircrafts.
CLT international airport has the capacity to serve 3,403,970 passengers both arriving and departing in 2015 which is a 2.9 % decrease since 2014. Seating capacity depends on the type of aircraft and should be checked during the time of booking.
Booking Fees are different for different airlines and are needed to be checked on the website. Also, CLT airport is famous for its low cost ticket. Various offers can be availed for return trips.