Everything You Need To Know

About CLT

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is among the world’s busiest airports.

In its 2023 rankings, Airports Council International put CLT as the seventh busiest airport worldwide and for the number of arrivals and departures. CLT is ninth in North America for passengers. Globally, CLT’s passenger traffic ranks 22nd.

Passenger counts reached a record-breaking 53,445,770 in 2023, while aircraft arrivals and departures rose to 539,066. That followed a pandemic downturn from the 2019 record-breaking 50.2 million passengers.

CLT offers nonstop air service to more than 186 destinations around the globe and is home to eight major air carriers, 15 regional carriers and three foreign flag carriers.

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.

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CLT's Vision:

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.

CLT's Mission:

We will be the preferred airport and airline hub by providing the highest quality product for the lowest possible cost.

CLT's Strategic Principles:

Safety and Security: Establish a strong safety and security culture that protects people and property.
Employee Success: Promote a diverse and inclusive workplace that values authenticity, belonging and teamwork.
Customer Experience: Deliver a superior travel experience anchored by innovation and creative solutions.
Strategic Growth: Maintain global competitiveness through demand driven, economically conscious development.
Positive Partnerships: Safeguard business and community relationships by practicing integrity, transparency and fiscal responsibility.
Asset Preservation: Minimize service disruptions and improve reliability through proactive strategies.