North Carolina International and Major Airports

Major Airports Code  
Charlotte/Douglas Intl. Airport CLT

Durham / North Carolina - International Airport RDU

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad Intl. Airport GSO
Raleigh-Durham International Airport RDU
Wilmington International Airport ILM
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There are 114 North Carolina Airports to use for the public. North Carolina Airports are well connected to international destinations and the other states of the United States. North Carolina Airports provide friendly assistance to passengers.

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  • The North Carolina International Airports are the Charlotte / Douglas International Airport at Charlotte, Wilmington International Airport at Wilmington.

    Charlotte/Douglas International Airport

    Charlotte/Douglas International Airport Photo by CharlotteFive Staff
    Charlotte Douglas International Airport(CLT) is a joint civil-military public international airport situated in Charlotte, North Carolina. Opened in 1935 as Charlotte Municipal Airport, the airport was renamed Douglas Municipal Airport in 1954 after former Charlotte mayor Ben Elbert Douglas Sr., who had overseen the airport's construction.

    The Charlotte / Douglas International Airport in Charlotte is one of North Carolina's busiest airports with nearly 30 million passengers per year. The airport offers many amenities and services to make the journey comfortable for its customers. There are many restaurants and bars in the various halls of the airport. The airport has a nice business center with all the necessary technical support systems such as fax machines, photocopiers and conference facilities. The airport is wheelchair friendly and offers skycap services, wheelchair assistance, passenger lifts, service dogs, visual paging, accessible parking and toilets. Some of the airlines serving this airport include US Airways, United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Air Canada, Jet Blue Airways, American Airlines, Continental Express, Air Tran Airways, Air Canada, Lufthansa and Delta Airlines.  - List of US Airlines

    Raleigh-Durham International Airport

    Raleigh-Durham International Airport Photo by Dilemma X
    Raleigh–Durham International Airport(RDU) is the primary airport serving Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding Research Triangle region of North Carolina. It is situated 4 12 miles northeast of the town of Morrisville in Wake County. The airport consists of 5,000 acres with three runways. The airport has available passenger service to 62 destinations averaging 450 departures daily, including nonstop trans-atlantic service to London and Paris. it is also a focus city for Delta and Frontier and a crew base for Delta, American for its London flight and for regional carriers Trans States Airlines and GoJet Airlines

    There are three runways at RDU. Two parallel runways are designated as 5L/23R and 5R/23L, and a cross-wind runway designated as 14/32. Both parallel runways feature LED lights.

    • Runway 5L/23R is 10,000 by 150 feet, concrete.
    • Runway 5R/23L is 7,500 by 150 feet, asphalt.
    • Runway 14/32 is 3,570 by 100 feet, asphalt.

    Piedmont Triad International Airport

    Piedmont Triad International Airport
    Piedmont Triad International Airport(GSO) (most often called as "PTI") is situated in the middle of North Carolina just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem along with the entire North Carolina Piedmont Triad region.

    The Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro is used by almost 1.5 million passengers annually. The airport has many facilities. The airport has a state-of-the-art conference room where business meetings can be held. The airport also has a food pavilion, bars, souvenir shops, lockers, postal services and ATMs.

    GSO is located just off Bryan Boulevard, and consists of 3,770 acres. There are three runways. It is the third busiest airport in North Carolina averaging 280 daily takeoffs and landings.

    The airlines operating from this airport are Delta, US Airways, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines and American Airlines.  - List of US Airlines

    Asheville Regional Airport

    Asheville Regional Airport Photo by Gresham Smith
    Asheville Regional Airport(AVL) is a Class C airport located off Interstate 26 near the town of Fletcher, nine miles south of downtown Asheville, in North Carolina. It is owned by the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

    AVL consists of 900 acres and features a single temporary asphalt runway that measures 7,001 ft × 100 feet. A permanent 8,001 ft × 150 feet runway is nearing completion for late 2018.

    Passenger airlines serving this airport are Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Elite Airways, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and United Express

    Wilmington International Airport

    Wilmington International Airport
    Wilmington International Airport(ILM) is a public airport situated just north of Wilmington, North Carolina, in unincorporated Wrightsboro, Cape Fear Township, New Hanover County. ILM includes 1,800 acres of land.

    The airport opened on Memorial Day, May 30, 1928, and named Bluethenthal Field to honor of Arthur Bluethenthal, a former All American football player and decorated World War I pilot.

    During World War II, the airfield was home of the United States Army Air Forces Third Air Force doing antisubmarine patrols and training using P-47 Thunderbolt airplanes. The Army expanded the airfield by adding three new 7,000-foot runways, and after the war, deeded the site back to New Hanover County at no cost to the county.

    In the 1950s the airport was renamed the New Hanover County Airport. In 1988.ternational was added to the airport name and became the New Hanover County International Airport. In december of 1997 the name was changed the name to Wilmington International Airport.  - List of US Airlines

    Fayetteville Regional Airport

    Fayetteville Regional Airport Photo by Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Fayetteville Regional Airport(FAY), also called Grannis Field, is a public use airport in Cumberland County, North Carolina. It is owned by the city of Fayetteville and situated three nautical miles south of its central business district. FAY has two runways and features a two-concourse terminal for commercial aviation and one separate terminal for general aviation. The commercial terminal building was designed by Fayetteville architect Mason S. Hicks.

    FAY consists of 1,343 acres at an elevation of 189 feet above mean sea level. There are two runways with asphalt surfaces:

    • Runway 4/22 is 7,709 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 10/28 is 4,801 by 150 feet

    The terminal has two concourses. Concourse A has three gates and serves commercial turboprop and charter aircraft, while Concourse B has four gates equipped with jetbridges which serve regional jets and full size aircraft. Airline ticket counters and baggage claim are on the ground level. Security and access to gates is on the second level, accessible by elevator, escalator and stairs..  -
    Albert J. Ellis Airport
    Albert J. Ellis Airport(OAJ) is a county-owned public-use airport located in Onslow County, North Carolina. It is situated in Richlands,10 nautical miles northwest of the central business district of Jacksonville and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The airport has one runway and three gates. It opened in February of 1971,

    The airport includes 775 acres at an elevation of 94 feet above mean sea level. There is a single runway designated 5/23 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,100 by 150 feet.

    A project to extend the northeast end of the runway 900 feet (lengthening the runway to 8000 feetl) is scheduled to start in 2023, with construction to begin in 2025. Additional projects to improve the airfield lighting and taxiways are also planned to start between 2023 and 2027.

    Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

    Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Photo by J.B. Barbour
    Coastal Carolina Regional Airport(EWN) is a public airport situated three miles southeast of central business district of New Bern, a town in Craven County, North Carolina. EWN includes 785 acres) of land. The airport serves four counties in Eastern North Carolina. They include Craven County, Carteret County, Pamlico County,  and Jones County.

    There are three gates for use by airlines, which are all situated on the central pier and share a common boarding area. A $17 million terminal opened in November of 1999.   Coastal Carolina Regional has approved their 20-year Master Plan: an extension of the main runway, the runway safety area expansion, an increased noise zone, and a new control tower. There is an eatery (Triple Play Oasis Restaurant & Sports Bar) and several car rental agencies also situated in the terminal..

    Coastal Carolina Regional is mostly used for general aviation although the airport is served by two commercial airlines. EWN is seeking additional airlines to provide service because of the increase in flying passengers wjhich pass through EWN every year.

    Concord Regional Airport

    Concord Regional Airport
    Concord-Padgett Regional Airport(JQF) is a city-owned, public-use airport situated seven nautical miles west of the central business district of Concord, a city in Cabarrus County, North Carolina

    The airport contains 750 acres at an elevation of 705 feet above mean sea level. There is a single runway designated 2/20 with an asphalt surface measuring 7,400 by 100 feet 

    The airport was renamed in April of 2018 to honor longtime Mayor of Concord Scott Padgett.


    Pitt-Greenville Airport

    Pitt-Greenville Airport
    Pitt–Greenville Airport(PGV) is a public airport just two miles north of the central business district of Greenville, North Carolina and East Carolina University. The airport has 872 acres of and and features two runways. It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline.

    The airport opened a renovated air terminal in February of 2011. The expansion cost $7.9 million and was funded by the federal stimulus. It took two years of planning and 18 months of construction.

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