Charlotte International Airport Information
Charlotte - Douglas International Airport (CLT)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the airport serving the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. It is U.S. Airways largest hub, and in 2010, was the country's 11th busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic, serving over 38 million passengers. The airport also serves a number of other airlines, including Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Insel Air, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, and United Airlines. Charlotte Douglas International Airport offers nonstop service to 138 different destinations.
The airport has five concourses, listed Concourse A through Concourse E, each with their own shopping and restaurants. These include fast food chains such as Wendy's, Burger King, Cinnabon, TCBY, Bojangles, Pinkberry, Papa John's, Sbarro's, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Manchu Wok, and Mrs. Field's Cookies. Also on offer are casual sit-down or carryout restaurants like Chili's Too and Wolfgang Puck Gourmet Express. The airport has a number of local favorites as well, like A Taste of Carolina, Charlotte Bistro, Brookwood Farms BBQ, and Carolina Beer Company. For passengers looking to pick up something before or after their flight, shopping options abound. Stores such as Blackberry, The Body Shop, EA Sports, Johnston & Murphy, Lacoste, Shades of Time, and Taxco Sterling Company give visitors a wide variety of options.
Charlotte Douglas International offers over 26,000 parking spaces for visitors wishing to leave their vehicle at the airport. The airport also offers a number of different ways to get to and from the airport and their destination in Charlotte. Many hotels offer courtesy pickups and dropoffs for their guests. There are also many limousine, taxi, and shuttle services available in the Charlotte area. Cars are available for rent from major rental companies such as Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National/Alamo, and Thrifty. All car rental companies are located on the lower level near baggage claim. Charlotte also has public transit to transport visitors to many places within the Charlotte area. Called Charlotte Area Transit System, or CATS, it picks up passengers in front of Zone D Baggage Claim. For visitors headed to or arriving from Center City, the best option for public transit is the Sprinter bus, which has a direct link to Center City.