Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is ranked among the world’s busiest airports, with an average of 1,400 arrivals and departures and 118,000 people traveling to, from and through CLT each day, according to Airports Council International.
In its preliminary 2022 rankings, ACI placed CLT No. 7 in the U.S. and world for air traffic. In passenger traffic, the Airport ranked 10th nationwide and 19th worldwide. The rankings continue to reflect the Airport’s important role in the aviation industry and as the second-largest hub for American Airlines. ACI based its rankings on 505,589 annual aircraft arrivals and departures and an annual passenger total of nearly 48 million people.
CLT offers nonstop air service to 178 destinations around the globe and is home to eight major air carriers, 15 regional carriers and three foreign flag carriers. In 2022, CLT welcomed nearly 48 million passengers and oversaw more than 505,500 arrivals and departures. ACI 2022 final rankings data will be available in late summer or early fall 2023.
We will serve as an economic engine of the Carolinas, facilitating the movement of people and goods, creating jobs and enterprise and sustaining a higher quality of life.
We will be the preferred airport and airline hub by providing the highest quality product for the lowest possible cost.
The Airport is operated financially on a fully self-sustaining basis – no general fund revenues have ever been or are appropriated to the cost of the facilities or operations. Rather, Airport revenues defray all capital and operating costs including the cost of City furnished services. Airport revenue types include the airfield, terminal area, concessions, parking and the cargo area. This gives the Airport its annual operating budget.
CLT Airport Activity Reports are available for download.