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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT) is a public international airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is the second largest American Airlines hub (after Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) and serves 161 domestic and international destinations.

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

The airport was established as the Charlotte Muncipal Airport in 1936. After airline deregulation in the late 1970s, the airport began expanding into a major hub. In 1982, the airport was renamed the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The airport is one of the few in the US with a public viewing area where visitors can watch aircraft taking off and landing. It also has an aviation museum located on the field.

Runways[]

Direction Length Surface
18L/36R 8,677 ft (2,645 m) Asphalt/Concrete
18C/36C 10,000 ft (3,048 m) Concrete
18R/36L 9,000 ft (2,743 m) Concrete
5/23 7,502 ft (2,287 m) Asphalt/Concrete

Airlines and destinations[]

Passenger[]

Airline Destinations
Air Canada Express Toronto-Pearson
American Airlines Albany, Aruba, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Barbados, Boston, Buffalo, Cancún, Charleston (SC), Chicago–O'Hare, Cleveland, Columbus–Glenn, Cozumel, Curaçao, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Frankfurt, Grand Cayman, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Harrisburg, Hartford, Havana, Houston–Intercontinental, Indianapolis, Jacksonville (FL), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Liberia, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Memphis, Mexico City, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montego Bay, Munich(begins March 31, 2019), Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Nassau, New Orleans, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Newark, Norfolk, Orlando, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Portland (OR), Providence, Providenciales, Punta Cana, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Rochester (NY), Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San José de Costa Rica, San Juan, Santo Domingo–Las Américas (begins June 8, 2019), Savannah, Seattle/Tacoma, St. Louis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Syracuse, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National, West Palm Beach, Wilmington (NC)

Seasonal: Antigua, Barcelona, Belize City, Bermuda, Dublin, Guadalajara, Madrid, Montrose, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Puerto Plata, Rome–Fiumicino, St. Croix, St. Kitts, San José del Cabo, San Jose (CA)

American Eagle Akron/Canton, Albany, Allentown, Asheville, Atlanta, Augusta (GA), Baton Rouge, Birmingham (AL), Blountville/Tri-Cities, Burlington (VT), Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Champaign/Urbana, Charleston (SC), Charleston (WV), Charlottesville, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbia (SC), Columbus–Glenn, Dayton, Daytona Beach, Des Moines, Detroit, Erie (begins May 3, 2019),[37] Evansville, Fayetteville/Bentonville, Fayetteville (NC), Florence (SC), Fort Walton Beach, Fort Wayne, Freeport, Gainesville, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Greenville (NC), Greenville/Spartanburg, Gulfport/Biloxi, Harrisburg, Hilton Head, Huntington (WV), Huntsville, Indianapolis, Ithaca, Jackson, Jacksonville (FL), Jacksonville (NC), Knoxville, Lexington, Little Rock, Louisville, Lynchburg, Madison, Manchester (NH), Marsh Harbour, Melbourne (FL), Memphis, Milwaukee, Mobile, Montgomery, Montréal–Trudeau, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, New Bern, New Haven (CT), New Orleans, Newport News/Williamsburg, Norfolk, North Eleuthera, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Panama City (FL), Pensacola, Peoria, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Providence, Richmond, Roanoke, Rochester (NY), St. Louis, Salisbury (MD), San Antonio, Sarasota, Savannah, Shreveport, South Bend, Springfield/Branson, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Toledo, Toronto–Pearson, Tri-Cities (TN), Tulsa, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National, White Plains, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Wilmington (NC)

Seasonal: Bangor, George Town, Kansas City, Key West, Nantucket, Raleigh/Durham, Rapid City, Traverse City (begins June 8, 2019)

Contour Airlines Beckley, Parkersburg/Marietta, Tamp
Delta Airlines Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City
Delta Connection Cincinnati, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia

Seasonal: Detroit

Frontier Airlines Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa, Trenton

Seasonal: Providence

JetBlue Airways Boston, New York-JFK
Lufthansa Munich
Southwest Airlines Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Dallas–Love, Houston–Hobby, Nashville
Spirit Airlines Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, Orlando
Ultimate Air Shuttle Atlanta–Peachtree, Cincinnati–Lunken
United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Denver

Seasonal: Houston–Intercontinental, Newark

United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, Washington–Dulles
Viva Aerobus Cancún
Volaris Guadalajara

Cargo[]

Airline Destination
Ameriflight Atlanta-Peachtree, Orlando-Executive
Airnet Express Baltimore–Martin State, Bedford–Hanscom Field, Atlanta-Fulton County
Amazon Air Cincinnati
FedEx Express Atlanta, Columbus-Rickenbacker, Indianapolis, Memphis

Seasonal: Newark, Los Angeles

UPS Airlines Louisville, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham
Wiggins Airways Columbia, Charleston (SC)

Accidents and incidents[]

Event Date Aircraft type Fatalities/number on board Cause
Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 September 11, 1974 Douglas DC-9-31 72/82 CFIT
Piedmont Airlines Flight 467 October 25, 1986 Boeing 737-222 0/119 Aircraft overran runway
Mountain Air Cargo crash January 19, 1988 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 1/1 Aircraft collided with tree
USAir Flight 1016 July 2, 1994 Douglas DC-9-31 37/57 Microburst induced windshear
US Airways Express Flight 5481 January 8, 2003 Beechcraft 1900D 21/21 Stall due to maintenance error, overloading
American Eagle Flight 5320 February 15, 2017 Bombardier CRJ700 0/44 Aircraft collided with deer
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