New Concourse Set to Open at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

By Paul Riegler on 14 July 2018
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Passengers at Charlotte Douglas Airport

Passengers at Charlotte Douglas Airport

After several years of construction, Concourse A North at Charlotte Douglas International Airport is slated to open its gates to passengers later this month.

The new $200 million concourse is part of a $2.5 billion set of projects planned or underway at the airport, including an expanded roadway leading to the terminal and a new control tower.

The new expansion at Charlotte Douglas will “usher in a redefined identity and an enhanced passenger experience,” the airport’s architects said in a statement.

The concourse, which has nine new gates, is 30’ wider than the older facilities and provides numerous passenger amenities including electrical outlets at every seat and a soaring, all-glass façade.  It will be occupied by airlines with a smaller presence in Charlotte including Air Canada, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.  Once those airlines relocate to the new concourse, American Airlines, which dominates the airport, will take over the newly-vacated space those airlines leave behind.

Meanwhile, the airport is already starting work on another new concourse that will connect to Concourse A North. That concourse will have between 16 and 18 gates and is expected to open in 2023.

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