Charlotte Douglas Airport breaks all-time traffic records

Charlotte Douglas International airport breaks all-time passenger traffic record in 2014.

More than 44 million travelers came through the Charlotte airport last year. This is a 2% jump from 2013.

International travel increased 4% from 2.8 million passengers in 2013 to 2.9 million in 2014.

"The growth of Charlotte Douglas is a testament to our strength as a premier airport hub," said CLT's Interim Aviation Director Brent Cagle.

Cargo saw a 2% increase as well in 2014.

According to CLT, the international airport offered nonstop service to 147 destinations and averaged 696 daily departures in 2014.

There was a slight 2% decrease in operations last year to 545,178 aircraft movements due to the airline trend toward using larger, more fuel efficient aircraft. In 2013, the Airport oversaw 557,948 landings and departures.

Airports Council International's (ACI) 2014 rankings will be released in the spring but for 2013 CLT was eighth nationwide in passenger traffic and sixth nationwide in operations.

According to CLT, the Airport is in the ending stages of finishing up CLT 2015, a development expansion program that includes construction of the new Hourly Deck and Rental Car Facility, Business Valet Deck II, Terminal Westside Expansion and realignment of the Airport's entrance and exit roads.

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