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Charlotte Douglas International Airport drives the local economy in more ways than one

With over 175 daily non-stop flight destinations Charlotte Douglas International Airport draws over 75% of North Carolina’s air-traffic.

December 11, 2019
  • With over 175 daily non-stop flight destinations (142 domestic, 33 international) Charlotte Douglas International Airport draws over 75% of North Carolina’s air-traffic. 
  • Nearly 35 million passengers travel through Charlotte’s airport annually.
  • Charlotte Douglas contributes over $23 billion to the local economy annually. 
  • That number is expected to grow as construction projects invest $3.1 billion to improve accessibility, access, appearance, and flight capacity. Construction of additional gates and a new air traffic control tower are underway. 
  • The airport directly and indirectly employees over 123,000 across the Charlotte region.
  • The airport is a major draw for corporations relocating and expanding in the region.  From Charlotte, executives and can take non-stop flights across the country and across the world.
  • The airport is also under 15 minutes from the heart of Uptown Charlotte and will be accessible by the proposed Silver Line light rail extension.

Source: JLL Research, NC Department of Transportation

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