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Charlotte Airport Information

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT) is a joint civil-military public international airport located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The airport gained its current name in 1982 and is currently US Airways' largest hub, with service to 135 domestic and international destinations as of 2008. In 2009, it was the 11th busiest airport in the US and the 24th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.

In 1936, the Charlotte Municipal Airport opened and was operated by the City of Charlotte. The first regularly scheduled passenger service began in 1937. The original passenger terminal is still at the airport, and is now the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

In 1950, regularly scheduled passenger service began from CLT. In 1954, a 70,000-square-foot (6,500 m2) passenger terminal opened. and the airport was renamed Douglas Municipal Airport in honor of former Charlotte Mayor Ben Elbert Douglas, Sr.

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is one of the few airports in the US that has a public viewing area. Here, visitors can watch planes take off, land, and taxi to and from runway 18C/36C. It is credited with having one of the best airport views in the United States.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Charlotte/Douglas International Airport:

  • Air Canada Jazz
  • AirTran Airways
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • Continental Airlines
  • Continental Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines
  • Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines
  • Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines
  • Delta Connection operated by Comair
  • Delta Connection operated by Compass Airlines
  • Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • United Airlines
  • United Express operated by Mesa Airlines
  • United Express operated by Shuttle America
  • US Airways
  • US Airways
  • US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin
  • US Airways Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines
  • US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines
  • US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines
  • US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines
  • US Airways Express operated by Republic Airlines

This information was source by Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte/Douglas_International_Airport.

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