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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT, FAA LID: CIT) is a public international airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Established in 1935 as Charlotte Municipal Airport, it was renamed Douglas Municipal Airport in 1954. While it begin as a regional airport, the airport began to expand into a major hub after airlines were deregulated in the late 1970s. In 1982, the airport was renamed Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Today, the airport is a major hub for American Airlines, with service to 161 destinations.[1] As of 2018, it is the world's seventh busiest airport. In 2018, the airport oversaw 46.4 million passengers, 550,013 landings and departures, and 178,805 tons of cargo.[2]

It is one of the few airports in the United States with a public viewing area where visitors can watch aircraft take off and land. It also has an aviation museum on the field that features over 50 aircraft, including one of two surviving Douglas D-558 Skystreak airfract, the second (and oldest surviving) U.S.-built Harrier, and the US Airways Airbus A320 ditched by captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger as US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River.


  1. "CLT Cities Served Report". Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  2. Davenport, Mark. "CLT Airport breaks all-time high passenger record in 2018". WBTV. Retrieved April 9, 2019.