FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Contact: Haley Gentry, 704-359-4933
The Airport has temporarily closed Runway 5/23 for construction of a new deicing facility. During this construction period, alternative air traffic control procedures are in place. Therefore, communities in northern Mecklenburg County and southern Iredell County may be experiencing aircraft overflights. Additionally, residents within a three mile radius of the Airport may experience aircraft overflights during nighttime hours, since preferential nighttime noise abatement procedures are not in effect during this temporary closure. Runway 5/23 will reopen Thursday, May 19, 2011 and normal operations should resume, including nighttime noise abatement procedures.
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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is owned and operated by the City of Charlotte. Serving more than 38 million passengers in 2010, CLT is ranked 7th nationally in airport operations and 11th in passengers.* Seven major carriers, 14 regional carriers and two foreign flag carriers offer 677 daily flights from CLT with nonstop service to 134 destinations, including 33 international locations. *Data from Airports Council International