Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina about 5 miles from the financial district of the city. Charlotte Municipal Airport was established in 1935 and was then renamed Douglas Municipal Airport in 1954, after Ben Elbert Douglas, Sr. former mayor of Charlotte. The current name of Charlotte Douglas International Airport was established in 1982.
CLT serves over 32 million passengers each year connecting them to over 155 different U.S. and international destinations. Charlotte Douglas is one of the busiest airports in the world and serves as US Airways largest hub. Along with US Airways there are 9 other major airlines which serve the airport.
Douglas International has 4 runways and just 1 main terminal divided into five concourses, A – E with a total of 85 gates. The center of the main terminal is where the ticketing desks as well as security check points are found plus access to the concourses. The East portion of the terminal houses the US Airways Club as well as a number of stores and restaurants plus a Getaway Spa. Concourse A has gates A1-A12, Concourse B has gates B1-B16, Concourse C has gates C2-C19, Concourse D has gates D1-D13 and serves as the international concourse, and Concourse E has gates E1-E26.
Most transportation from CLT is located at the lower baggage claim area of the main terminal. Transportation options include airport shuttles, taxis, airport car rentals, hotel courtesy vehicles, and CATS buses which pick up in front of Zone D baggage claim area.
CLT has a number of parking options including hourly parking, daily parking, remote parking, long-term lots, curbside valet, business valet and overflow parking. The fees for these lots are some of the lowest in the country.