Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte Douglas Airport is open Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, but mostly empty.
Steve Harrison

Charlotte Douglas Airport is open Friday, and plans to stay open all weekend, even as the remnants of Hurricane Florence brush past Charlotte.

As Airlines Seek Gates, CLT Plans New Expansion

Sep 10, 2018
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Less than two months after opening a new $200 million nine-gate concourse, Charlotte-Douglas Airport is planning to expand again.

Interconnected includes three large digital screens with constantly changing images derived from airport data.
David Boraks / WFAE

Passengers this week began flying in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's $200 million expansion of Concourse A. As they stroll to nine new gates, travelers pass what's billed as the nation's largest data-driven digital public art installation.

CMPD says Elvira Thomas tried to get a stolen gun through a security checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

An American Airlines employee was arrested this week after police say she tried to bring a stolen gun through a Charlotte Douglas airport security checkpoint.

Workers have nearly completed an expansion of Concourse A at Charlotte-Douglas airport. It's scheduled to open in a few weeks.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport's $2.5 billion expansion will hit a big milestone in a few weeks - the opening of an expanded Concourse A.

David Boraks / WFAE

American Airlines carrier PSA Airlines says it has "stabilized its computer systems" at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and is working to resume normal operations. 

PSA Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights from Charlotte Douglas because of unidentified technical problems. 

CLT Airport Twitter
CLT Airport Twitter

American Airlines expects its regional carrier PSA Airlines will resume normal flight schedules around noon today. Hundreds of people have been stranded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the airlines cancelled 600 flights throughout its system last night and this morning – about half of them originating in Charlotte.

TSA officers discovered a loaded Kimber .380 CDP Micro handgun at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Transportation Security Administration

A Charlotte man was cited after bringing a loaded handgun to Charlotte Douglas International Airport Wednesday.

City of Charlotte

Charlotte Area Transit System has announced a four-month delay of its plan to discontinue a bus route from north Charlotte to Charlotte-Douglas Airport.

Charlotte Douglas Airport To Add 'Sleeping Pods'

Jul 25, 2017

Charlotte Douglas International Airport will soon introduce “sleeping pods” for travelers wanting to nap privately and more comfortably while they wait for their flights. The six new Minute Suites will include a sofa bed, a T.V., a computer, and one will have a shower. The company has operated sleeping pods in a handful of airports, including Atlanta’s for several years now. Minute Suites director, Daniel Solomon says a lot of their customers book their rooms for just a few hours.

“If they miss their connection, which happens a lot, and they get rebooked. They really find that this service is a godsend to have some place they can hold up for three or four hours,” he said.

The Minute Suites charges $42 for an hour and $140 for an overnight stay. The sleeping pods are expected to be up and running this December.