Charlotte Douglas International Airport facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCharlotte Douglas International Airport
|United States Geological Survey (USGS) aerial image in 2012|
|IATA: CLT – ICAO: KCLT – FAA LID: CLT
– WMO: 72314
|Owner||City of Charlotte|
|Operator||Charlotte Aviation Department|
|Serves||Charlotte metropolitan area|
|Location||5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
|Hub for||*American Airlines
|Elevation AMSL||748 ft / 228 m|
Location within North Carolina/United States
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration, Charlotte Douglas International Airport|
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. It was also the 23rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2013. 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. In 2015, US Airways was combined with American Airlines. Now, Charlotte is the 2nd largest hub for American.
A Lufthansa plane taking off from Charlotte.
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