CLT Passenger Numbers see Strong Start in 2014

Charlotte Douglas passenger traffic climbed 6.5 percent for the first month of 2014. The latest passenger numbers reveal 3,504,652 travelers visited the Airport in January compared to 3,290,101 in January 2013. Passengers flying abroad also rose, jumping 6.2 percent from 191,796 last year to 203,627 this year.

Cargo activity, however, experienced a 1.2 percent decrease, dipping from 10,760 tons (January 2013) to 10,634 tons (January 2014).    
Operations also saw a 1.4 percent decline, primarily due to inclement weather and thousands of cancelled flights earlier this year. In January, CLT had 44,583 aircraft movements compared to 45,196 in January 2013.

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is owned and operated by the City of Charlotte. Serving more than 43 million passengers in 2013, CLT is ranked 6th nationally in airport operations and 8th in passengers. Six major carriers, 14 regional carriers and three foreign flag carriers offer 674 daily flights from CLT with nonstop service to 147 destinations, including 37 international locations. (Data from Airports Council International's 2012 rankings.)