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Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport will unveil a $39 million expansion to the East Terminal on Friday that includes concessions stands featuring Shake Shack and Wicked Weed Brewing.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Five lower level lanes of the elevated roadway and terminal curb front at Charlotte Douglas International Airport will open at 11 p.m. Thursday, the airport announced.

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Workers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport are seeking safety improvements after a man was killed last month when a baggage-hauling vehicle flipped over and pinned him.

Taken Thanksgiving weekend 2018
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Another round of renovations is set to begin at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Airport officials say renovations on Concourse C will begin Monday as part of the airport's $2.5 billion capital investment program.

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.

Bouchra Idlibi of Charlotte brought her children. She said she's a Syrian-Muslim-American.
David Boraks / WFAE

Protests continued Sunday in Charlotte and other parts of the state against President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens of seven Muslim countries from entering the U.S. One of Mecklenburg County's two U.S. representatives joined in, while the other says he supports the president.

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A protest broke out at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Saturday night in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The gathering began around 9 p.m. and reached its peak about an hour later, when roughly 60 protesters swarmed the airport's baggage claim clutching homemade signs and chanting, "No hate. No fear. Immigrants are welcome here." Police kept a close perimeter.

Michael Tomsic

Charlotte City Council members approved new body armor and more community training for CMPD last night. They also got updates on the streetcar, the airport and the NBA All-Star game. We’ll get to those in a minute. But first, the votes involving CMPD and the frustration many at the meeting expressed about police treatment of African-Americans.

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New gates at the Charlotte airport, gear for CMPD and streetcars for the Gold Line are on the agenda at Monday's city council meeting. The council will also vote on a small step to help lure the NBA All-Star game back in 2019.

Charlotte Airport Fight Appears Permanently Stuck

Jun 17, 2016
Julie Rose

The fight over the Charlotte airport appears permanently stuck. The Federal Aviation Administration essentially confirms that by refusing to give the final word. That leaves the city in control until city leaders say otherwise.

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Monday, Charlotte Douglas International airport dedicated a new rental car facility and the new hourly parking deck. It marks the end of an eight-year, $1.5 billion construction and expansion project.

How did they celebrate? By announcing a new 10-year, $2.5 billion dollar expansion.

10 Guns Found At Charlotte Airport This Year

Apr 30, 2015
Ben Bradford / WFAE

Every week, as passengers step through the security line at the airport, the Transportation Security Administration finds dozens of guns, knives, and other exotic weapons.


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Late last week, a judge dismissed two lawsuits against the City of Charlotte. Both were brought by taxi companies and alleged a pay-to-play scheme determined which companies could pick up passengers at Charlotte-Douglas International. The ruling is a major legal victory for the city and the airport. But it doesn’t mean ground transportation at the airport necessarily goes back to the status quo. 

Julie Rose

More than 44 million passengers flew through Charlotte-Douglas International Airport last year. That was a record, one that the airport hopes won’t stand for long.

Monday night, the Charlotte City Council will hear plans to expand Charlotte Douglas. They call for a new runway and nearly doubling the number of gates at the airport.

Michael Tomsic

Art, the Panama Canal and the Charlotte economy intersected at the Mint Museum Uptown on Wednesday night. The museum’s exhibit featuring paintings of the canal’s construction 100 years ago served as a backdrop for a discussion of Charlotte’s role in the global shipping industry – and how that role is growing.

Nicola since 1972 / Flickr

Charlotte-Douglas airport’s calling card has long been low cost for airlines. CLT is the cheapest of the nation’s 25 largest airports for airlines to drop or collect passengers.  The airport moves more passengers using less space than any other, and employs less than half the average number of employees. But, according to reports released today, that thriftiness is creating its own costs: mishandled contracts and payments from a lack of oversight.


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There's a lot of construction going on at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. There are also fewer parking spaces. So finding parking is not easy.   

But to make it a little easier, airport and transit officials will begin offering two new express bus routes to the airport starting Monday. 


Roger Sarow / WFAE

A committee of North Carolina lawmakers has passed legislation to end the impasse over who controls Charlotte Douglas International airport.


Airport Or No, Duke Will Remove Riverbend Coal Ash

May 19, 2014
Ben Bradford / WFAE

Duke Energy officials confirm the company will remove coal ash at the Riverbend power plant above Mountain Island Lake, even though the company’s proposal to send the ash to Charlotte airport is encountering resistance. 

City Cancels Airport Solar Farm

Mar 11, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Flickr

The City of Charlotte has canceled its plan for an ambitious solar power project at Charlotte-Douglas airport, at least for now. Airport officials say new construction and old bonds make the project unfeasible.


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