Airports in Charlotte, NC

CharlotteĀ Airports

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina is served by only one airport, however, that airport also is the sixth busiest airport in both the United States and the world overall. This airport is served by many domestic and international airlines including Air Canada, Volaris, and Lufthansa. It is a major hub for American Airlines, having historically been a hub for its predecessors US Airways and Piedmont Airlines. Nonstop flights are available to many destinations across the United States, Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, and South America.

And what is its name you might ask? Well, its name is Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT, FAA LID: CLT), and it is a joint civil-military public international airport located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

Established in 1935 as Charlotte Municipal Airport, in 1954 the airport was renamed Douglas Municipal Airport after former Charlotte mayor Ben Elbert Douglas Sr., who had overseen the airport’s construction.

The airport gained its current name in 1982 and, as of September 2017, it is the second largest hub for American Airlines after Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with service to 161 domestic and international destinations.

As of 2016 it was the 11th busiest airport in the United States, ranked by passenger traffic and 6th by aircraft movements. It was also the 7th busiest airport in the world ranked by aircraft movements.

However, Charlotte is the largest airport in the United States without any nonstop service to Asia, and it only ranks 19th by international passenger traffic. The airport serves as a major gateway to the Caribbean Islands. CLT covers 5,558 acres (2,249 ha) of land.

Here are some directions:

From I-85

Take Exit 32 to Little Rock Road and proceed south on Little Rock Road. Proceed straight through the traffic lights to continue onto North Josh Birmingham Parkway. Continue across Wilkinson Boulevard to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport entrance. Parking availability and locations will be indicated on signs along Josh Birmingham Parkway.

or

Take Exit 33 to Billy Graham Parkway and travel approximately one and a half miles, exiting on Josh Birmingham Parkway at the sign denoting the Airport.

ā€‹From Uptown Charlotte

Take I-277 to I-77 South, take Exit 6B to Billy Graham Parkway and travel approximately five miles, exiting after the second traffic light at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport exit. Parking availability and locations will be indicated on signs along Josh Birmingham Parkway.

or

Take I-277 S/US-74 W. Continue onto US-74 W/Wilkinson Boulevard and travel approximately four and a half miles. Turn left onto Josh Birmingham Parkway/Charlotte Douglas International Airport entrance. Parking availability and locations will be indicated on signs along Josh Birmingham Parkway.

From I-77

Take Exit 6B to Billy Graham Parkway and travel approximately five miles, exiting after the second traffic light at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport exit. Parking availability and locations will be indicated on signs along Josh Birmingham Parkway.

From I-485 Northbound (Inner)

Take Exit 9 to US-29 N/US-74 E/Wilkinson Boulevard toward Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Travel approximately two and a half miles on Wilkinson Boulevard and turn right onto Josh Birmingham Parkway at the Airport entrance. Parking availability and locations will be indicated on signs along Josh Birmingham Parkway.

From I-485 Southbound (Outer)

Take Exit 9-10 toward I-85 S/Greensboro. Keep left at the fork to continue toward US-29 N/US-74 E/Wilkinson Boulevard. Keep right to continue on Exit 9, follow signs for US-29, US-74/Wilkinson Blvd/Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Travel approximately two and a half miles on Wilkinson Boulevard and turn right onto Josh Birmingham Parkway at the Airport entrance. Parking availability and locations will be indicated on signs along Josh Birmingham Parkway.

or

Take Exit 9-10 toward I-85 S/Greensboro. Take Exit 10A to I-85 N. From I-85N, take Exit 32 to Little Rock Road and proceed south on Little Rock Road. Proceed straight through the traffic lights to continue onto North Josh Birmingham Parkway. Continue across Wilkinson Boulevard to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport entrance. Parking availability and locations will be indicated on signs along Josh Birmingham Parkway.

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