Destination Excellence: CLT ✈️

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Destination Excellence: CLT ✈️

If you're flying in or out of Charlotte, you're in for a treat—at least compared to other large airports! Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is truly exceptional.

Ranked among the world's top 10 most connected airports, it also serves as American Airlines' second-largest US hub (second to Dallas, the #1 AA hub). In 2022 alone, the CLT airport welcomed 47.7 million passengers and processed over 200,000 tons of cargo.


Looking for non-stop flights? CLT has you covered with 180 of them, including more than 35 international destinations. The best part for those residing here? Charlotte Douglas International is only a 15-minute drive from the heart of Uptown. The Wall Street Journal even recognized it as one of the most convenient large airports in the country.


For those flying private, Wilson Air Center collaborates with CLT to offer unparalleled service to private and corporate aviation customers. Handling 80 flights a day, it's consistently ranked as a top Small US FBO (Fixed Base Operator) Chain by Professional Pilot magazine.

And let's not forget the economic powerhouse that is CLT Douglas International. Contributing $32 billion to the Charlotte area economy, the airport is, no question, a major player. Plus, with the upcoming Destination CLT project, a $3.1 billion renovation and construction campaign, we can expect expanded concourses, terminals and a fourth parallel runway, all within the next 10 years.

So the next time you're at CLT, just remember—you're part of something big!



The Numbers:

  • Seventh busiest in North America by total aircraft movements (505,589 takeoffs and landings)
  • 10th in passenger traffic in the US
  • 19th in passenger traffic internationally
  • Nonstop service to 180+ destinations, including 35+ international destinations and 5 to Europe
  • Domestic Airlines: 8; Foreign Flag Airlines: 3; Regional Airlines: 15
  • American Airlines 2nd Largest Hub
  • An average of 1,400 arrivals and departures daily
  • 118,000 people traveling to, from and through CLT each and every day


Interactive map with daily flights from Charlotte

Destination CLT: Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s capital improvement plan

Visit CLT's website for the most up-to-date information.


#CLTisWhereItsAt #DestinationCLT #EconomicPowerhouse


© Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | Savvy + Company | | Destination Excellence: CLT ✈️

Comments (9)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  loved this post, now in all fairness, I do not want to fly anywhere .... we are too busy being politically correct instead of hiring Pilots with Air Force experience.... and I could go on and on, Endre

Sep 21, 2023 09:43 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Those are amazing facts about Charlotte Airport!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Ranked among the world's top 10 most connected airports, it also serves as American Airlines' second-largest US hub. In 2022 alone, the CLT airport welcomed 47.7 million passengers and processed over 200,000 tons of cargo.

Sep 22, 2023 04:03 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I want to fly into that airport in November but I don't seem to be having any luck in getting a ticket to the Duke game when they host Arizona, haha.

Sep 22, 2023 04:52 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Interesting facts - I think the option of so many non-stop flights would be a big one. Where I am, the only place we can get to without a stop somewhere IS a major hub!

Sep 22, 2023 04:54 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Deb,

What a great post touting something really big with the Charlotte Douglas International Airport! I haven't flown in there and I'll bet it is quite a treat. I can see why you are so very proud!

Sep 22, 2023 05:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debe. Like, Endre Barath, Jr., I no longer fly. O'hare airport has become a shelter for illegal aliens compliments of an incompetent administration. To add insult to injury, they displaced homeless citizens to accommodate them. DISGUSTING! Enjoy your airport for a s long as you can!   

Sep 22, 2023 05:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is great information to share with families considering a move to the area.

Sep 22, 2023 09:10 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe hopefully the recent experience I had on America Airlines in Charlotte is the exception and not the norm.

Sep 22, 2023 03:59 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Debe Maxwell, CRS I have so many American Airline miles - using them to fly to CLT would mean I could get a direct flight from San Jose International to Charlotte and not have to pay for it. 

The thought of airplane travel makes my head hurt.  Perhaps someday?  

Excellent post! 


Sep 28, 2023 03:18 PM