Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT and FAA LID: CLT) is one of a few airports in the world that handles both civilian and military operations. The airport is located in Charlotte in North Carolina and is US Airways largest hub. It is not only one of the busiest airports in the USA but also in the world. It was actually ranked as the 6th busiest airport in the world in 2010 in terms of aircraft movement. The airport is currently ranked as the busiest airport in the USA in terms of passenger traffic, providing non-stop flights to Asia.
The airport features one main terminal building divided into several concourses. With 12 gates, Concourse A is the only concourse not used by US Airways. It is instead used by Air Canada, Delta, Frontier, American, United and Southwest Airlines. Concourse B has 16 gates and is used by US Airways. Likewise, Concourse C is only used by US Airways and has 18 gates. With 13 gates, Concourse D is the airport’s international concourse. Apart from serving arriving international flights by Vacation Express, US Airways, JetBlue, Lufthansa and Insel Air, US Airways also uses the concourse for some domestic flight operations. Concourse E is solely reserved for use by US Airways Express.
In addition to civilian operations, the airport is also home to Charlotte Air National Guard. The unit has its base on the eastern part of the airport. It is from the unit’s base where C-130 Hercules aircrafts that support combatant commandoes across the world are serviced and maintained.