Charlotte Douglas International Airport

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport
United States Geological Survey (USGS) aerial image in 2012
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Charlotte
OperatorCharlotte Aviation Department
ServesCharlotte metropolitan area
Location5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Hub for
Elevation AMSL748 ft / 228 m
Coordinates35°12′50″N 080°56′35″W / 35.21389°N 80.94306°W / 35.21389; -80.94306Coordinates: 35°12′50″N 080°56′35″W / 35.21389°N 80.94306°W / 35.21389; -80.94306
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
CLT is located in North Carolina
Location within North Carolina/United States
CLT is located in the United States
CLT (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18L/36R 8,677 2,645 Asphalt/Concrete
18C/36C 10,000 3,048 Concrete
18R/36L 9,000 2,743 Concrete
5/23 7,502 2,287 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft operations553,812
Source: Federal Aviation Administration,[1][2] Charlotte Douglas International Airport[3]

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT, FAA LID: CLT) is a joint civil-military public international airport. It is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was the 6th busiest airport in the world, based on traffic movements in 2010.[4] It was also the 23rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2013.[5] The airport was opened in 1936 as the Charlotte Municipal Airport. It was renamed the Douglas Municipal Airport after former mayor of Charlotte Ben Elbert Douglas, Sr. in 1954. It was the largest hub for US Airways.[6] In 2015, US Airways was combined with American Airlines. Now, Charlotte is the 2nd largest hub for American.

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  1. FAA Airport Master Record for CLT (Form 5010 PDF), effective October 25, 2007
  2. "CLT Traffic and Activity Reports". City of Charlotte. January 2016. Archived from the original on January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  3. "CLT Traffic and Activity Reports - December 2016". Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Archived from the original on January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. "The Bureau of Transportation Statistics". Retrieved 2015-4-20. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. "US Airways defying US trends with healthy growth at its main Charlotte hub". Retrieved 2015-4-20. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. "Charlotte Faces Loss of Hub Status and Potential for Big Service Cuts". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2015-4-20. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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