Charlotte Douglas International Airport ranked eighth in the nation in total passenger traffic in 2012, according to preliminary figures released by the Airports Council International.
That’s up three spots from its 2011 national ranking. Worldwide, CLT moved up two positions to No. 23.
“In the top 10 for a community the size of Charlotte is exceptional,” Aviation Director Jerry Orr says in a news release from the airport.” CLT has become a very big airport and a very big part of the transportation system. It indicates the strength of our geographic location here on the East Coast, our low costs and the viability of US Airways.”
CLT offered nonstop service to 142 destinations and averaged 703 daily departures and landings in 2012, up from 673 a year earlier.
Source: Charlotte Biz Journal
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