CLT Airport’s Busy Fourth Of July Travel Week Begins Tomorrow

CHARLOTTE, NC – Charlotte Douglas International Airport is anticipating a busy travel week with the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.

Last year, the Airport broke its originating passenger record (travelers who begin their trip at CLT) on June 30 when TSA processed 34,696 flyers through CLT security checkpoints. Large crowds are expected once again this week.

Originating passenger numbers are projected to peak on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29 with more than 32,000 travelers beginning their trip at CLT. To put that in context, on a normal day CLT averages 25,000 – 26,000 originating passengers and 100,000 connecting passengers.

As always, travelers are encouraged to plan ahead, utilize the Hourly Deck for picking up and dropping off passengers (first hour is free) and to know CLT’s parking options by clicking here. CLT will have plenty of parking to accommodate drivers, but note that Long Term Lots will fill first.

Click here to view CLT’s real-time parking map or call 704.359.5555. Please note, towing will be enforced for all illegally parked cars, including unattended vehicles on the curbside.

Travel Tips:

  • Plan ahead.
  • Follow the Airport on twitter @CLTAirport for the latest information.