Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT, FAA LID: CLT) is a joint civil-military public international airport located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Established in 1935 as Charlotte Municipal Airport, in 1954 the airport was renamed Douglas Municipal Airport after former Charlotte mayor Ben Elbert Douglas, Sr. The airport gained its current name in 1982 and is currently US Airways’ largest hub, with service to 175 domestic and international destinations as of 2008.
CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The early years
The city received a $200,000 grant from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1930 to establish Charlotte’s first municipal airport.
In 1936 the Charlotte Municipal Airport opened, operated by the City of Charlotte; Eastern Air Lines began scheduled passenger service in 1937. The original passenger terminal still exists at Fenway Sports Group’s Boeing 727 parking area. (FSG’s North American motorsport venture, Roush Fenway Racing, is based in the old terminal).
CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT, FAA LID: CLT) is a joint civil-military public international airport located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 748 ft.
Runway length available: 05/23 7502×150 ft. :: 18R/36L 10000×150 ft. :: 18L/36R 8676×150 ft. :: 18C/36C 10000×150 ft.