Charlotte Airport hits record breaking numbers with rise in passenger traffic
Posted March 3, 2020 5:58 p.m. EST
Charlotte, N.C. — Charlotte Douglas International Airport served 50.2 million passengers in 2019, a historic all-time high and 8 percent increase from the previous year.
CLT officials attribute the record-breaking number to a rise in local passenger traffic and additional flights offered by airlines. Local traffic continues to grow 5 to 8 percent each year. It now comprises nearly 30 percent of all passenger traffic. Ten years ago, it was 25 percent.
More flights in 2019 meant more competition and airline options for CLT passengers.
“We want CLT to be the first choice for passengers,” Cagle said. “Elevating the travel experience is our top priority.”