One of the busiest airports in the United States, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a major hub for American Airlines. The airport services around 150 domestic and international destinations and is a prominent gateway to islands in the Caribbean Sea.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is known for being a passenger-friendly airport with comfortable rocking chairs throughout the terminals and a public viewing area for watching planes taxi and land. Duty-free shops offer deals for international travellers and retail outlets include The Body Shop, Brookstone and D/E Connector for electronics and technology.
Don’t miss the Carolinas Aviation Museum on the airport grounds, home to historic, specialty and rare aircraft. You’ll find the oldest-surviving US-built Harrier and one of only two surviving Douglas D-558 Skystreak jets from the 1940s. Dining and bar options at airport terminals range from Tex-Mex and gourmet express stands to a full-service tequileria.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is about 12 kilometres from Downtown Charlotte, accessible by car using Josh Birmingham Parkway and Wilkinson Boulevard. Short-term, long-term and valet parking is available on site. The CATS Sprinter Enhanced Bus Service connects the airport to the Uptown Charlotte Transportation Center.