Free Kiss and Fly Lot Opens to Help Drivers Avoid Terminal Congestion

Beginning 6 a.m. tomorrow, CLT will open a free Kiss and Fly lot on Harlee Avenue. The new lot will allow drivers who are dropping off and picking up passengers to avoid terminal area roadways, which can become congested during peak times.

It will be available to travelers 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. between Tuesday, December 17 and Friday, January 3.

“This is such a busy season for customers, and we want to help make getting to and from CLT a more stress-free experience,” said Herbert Judon, Assistant Aviation Director of Operations. “We hope travelers will take advantage of the Kiss and Fly lot and other parking options at CLT to make picking up and dropping off passengers easier.”

From the lot, departing passengers can conveniently take the shuttle from Long Term Lot 4 and arrive at the terminal within minutes. Shuttles will operate every 15 minutes.

Arriving passengers can access the Kiss and Fly lot by taking the Long Term Lot 4 shuttle bus from the lower level Arrivals/Baggage Claim area.

Kiss and Fly lots are in use at other airports throughout the U.S., but this will be the first time CLT’s passengers will have the opportunity to test out the new service.

The new lot will be easy to access and clearly identified with banners. Parking attendants will be located inside the lot to assist passengers. Click on the image (right) to see a larger, printable map. Click here for driving directions to the Kiss and Fly lot.


CLT offers other convenient options to drop off and pick up passengers at the Airport, including:

Cell Phone Lots – Park for free while waiting for arriving passengers at CLT’s Cell Phone Lots. All drivers are required to remain with their vehicles. Parking is provided on a first come, first served basis as space is available. Click here for a map of the Cell Phone Lot locations.

Airport Overlook – Drivers can also avoid Airport traffic by waiting for arriving passengers at the Overlook (located on Airport Overlook Drive off Old Dowd Road). The Overlook is open from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. daily.

Inexpensive Short Term Parking – CLT offers ample short term parking in all of the parking lots and garages (excludes Business and Curbside Valet). Free for the first 20 minutes for those who choose to park and help their arriving parties to the terminal or to pick them up in person.