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Charlotte Douglas International Airport
United States Geological Survey (USGS) aerial image in 2012
– WMO: 72314
Airport type Public
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
  • ViaAir
Elevation AMSL 748 ft / 228 m
Coordinates 35°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

Location within North Carolina/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)
Passengers 45,909,899
Aircraft operations 553,812
Source: Federal Aviation Administration, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLTICAO: KCLTFAA 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.


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