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Introduction

Template:AirportsCharlotte-Douglas International Airport is a major US airport and the second largest airport in North Carolina. It serves western North Carolina and portions of South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as a major international hub.

History

Charlotte received Works Progress Administration funding to establish Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The airport opened in 1936.

One year later, Eastern Air Lines began scheduled service. The USAAF established Charlotte Air Base in 1941.

In 1954, a 70,000-square-foot passenger terminal opened. The terminal had two floors.

Delta Air Lines began service in 1956. By 1957 there were 57-weekday departures on Eastern, 7 Piedmont, 6 Capital, 4 Delta and 2 Southern. Nonstop service did not reach beyond Newark, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Louisville, Birmingham and Jacksonville.

In 1979, Piedmont Airlines made Charlotte-Douglas its hub. In 1987, Piedmont Airlines started non-stop flights with their 767 to London.

Currently, airlines serve CLT to London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich and Hamburg.

Runways

Runway Elevation 18-36 Length
18L/36R 746.0-723.4 8,677ft
18C/36C 742.0-692.2 10,000ft
18R/36L 744.0-743.9 9,000ft
05/23 705.9-746.7 7,502ft

Navigation

Departures

FlightAware CLT APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM.png

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BARMY4, BEAVY5, BOBZY4, CLT2, ESTRR4, ICONS4, JOJJO4, KER3, KILNS4, KNI2, KRITR5, KWEEN4, LILLS2, WEAZL4

Arrivals

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BANKR2, BTSEY2, CHPTR3, CHSLY4, FLIPZ3, JONZE2, LIINN3, MAJIC3, MLLET2, PARQR3, RASLN3, STOCR3, UNARM6

Approaches

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RWY/APR 18L 18C 18R 36L 36C 36R 05 23
RNAV RNP N Y N N Y Y Y Y
RNAV GPS Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
ILS CAT I N N Y Y N Y N N
ILS CAT II N N Y Y Y Y N N
ILS CAT III N N Y Y Y Y N N
ILS LOC Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VOR N N N N N N N N

Incidents

Eastern Air Lines 212 - Controlled flight into terrain.

USAir 1016 - Controlled flight into terrain due to microburst-induced wind shear.

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