Airports

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) provides exceptional air connections. CLT airport ranks sixth in the world based on operations and is the 8th busiest airport in passengers. More than half of Americans live within a two-hour flight from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Charlotte-Douglas boarded 44.3 million passengers in 2014. Its airlines provide nonstop daily flights to 150 destinations.

The airport is growing bigger by the day, as well. With nearly $500 million in projects nearing completion, the airport plans to invest another $2.5 billion over the next decade to renovate and further expand the main terminal, add dozens of gates, build a fourth major runway and transform the passenger drop-off-pickup area. (See it all unfold in this computer-generated animation, Destination CLT)

Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s growth has been remarkable, over the last 10 years especially, increasing from 25 million total passengers in 2004, to 44.3 million total passengers in 2014. The completed merger of American Airlines and US Airways will position Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a major hub for the world’s largest airline.

Concord Regional Airport (JQF) is within a 10-minute drive of University City and is an exceptional general aviation facility. The airport’s proximity to I-85 puts it in the heart of the highest growth corridor in North Carolina. Concord Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of Concord.

With nearly 200 planes based here and a 7,400-foot runway, Concord Airport can handle small private planes as well as commercial and military aircraft. Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air offers twice-weekly service aboard jet airliners to Orlando and four other Florida cities.

Wilson Air Center-Charlotte, at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, is a full service FBO that can handle any corporate jet operation. The executive terminal features plentiful parking, ramp/streetside concierges and luxuriously appointed facilities with two private conference rooms and a private VIP lobby with direct ramp access.

Businesses with private jets and special arrivals will appreciate knowing that the heart of University City is just 15 minutes via I-85 from Charlotte’s gateway for business, Wilson Air Center.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport has partnered with Wilson Air Center to deliver a truly unforgettable and unique level of service for private and corporate aviation customers. For eight years running, Professional Pilot Magazine has named Wilson Air Center the best small FBO chain in America.