Charlotte Douglas International Airport http://wfae.org en Airport Seeks New Vendor To Run Troubled Worm Farm, Recycling Program http://wfae.org/post/airport-seeks-new-vendor-run-troubled-worm-farm-recycling-program <p>The worms at Charlotte Douglas International Airport could soon be under new management, as the airport seeks a new contractor to run its recycling program.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:25:19 +0000 Ely Portillo 54401 at http://wfae.org Airport Seeks New Vendor To Run Troubled Worm Farm, Recycling Program Anniversary Of USAir Flight 1016 Crash http://wfae.org/post/anniversary-usair-flight-1016-crash <p>Twenty years ago Thursday, a USAir jet crashed near Charlotte-Douglas airport, killing 37 of the 52 passengers aboard. Flight 1016 was arriving in Charlotte on a flight from Columbia, SC, on the evening of July 2, 1994. All five crew members survived the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board's investigation concluded that the plane flew into a "wind-shear," produced by a rapidly-developing thunderstorm near the airport. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:58:07 +0000 Mark Rumsey 54139 at http://wfae.org Anniversary Of USAir Flight 1016 Crash Airport 'Clarity' Bill Passes Legislature http://wfae.org/post/airport-clarity-bill-passes-legislature <p>The state legislature has successfully passed another effort to wrest Charlotte Douglas airport from City Council control.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:17:06 +0000 Ben Bradford 53127 at http://wfae.org Airport 'Clarity' Bill Passes Legislature CATS Offers Two New Express Bus Routes To Charlotte Airport http://wfae.org/post/cats-offers-two-new-express-bus-routes-charlotte-airport <p>There's a lot of construction going on at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. There are also fewer parking spaces. So <a href="http://wfae.org/post/summer-brings-fewer-parking-spaces-clt-airport" target="_blank">finding parking</a> is not easy. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But to make it a little easier, airport and transit officials will begin offering two new express bus routes to the airport starting Monday.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:59:54 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 52814 at http://wfae.org CATS Offers Two New Express Bus Routes To Charlotte Airport Airport Extends...And Cancels Controversial Taxi Contract http://wfae.org/post/airport-extendsand-cancels-controversial-taxi-contract <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amid an FBI investigation, a city ordered review and claims that corruption was at the heart of the original process, the Charlotte airport is re-opening its controversial taxi contract.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:35:20 +0000 Tom Bullock 51793 at http://wfae.org Airport Extends...And Cancels Controversial Taxi Contract A Ticket To Fly: Charlotte Fifth Most Expensive Airport For Passengers http://wfae.org/post/ticket-fly-charlotte-fifth-most-expensive-airport-passengers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With Charlotte’s airport being a major hub for US Airways, passengers from across the country often save money by booking flights which stop in our city before reaching their final destination. But a new study shows those savings aren’t shared by those of us who call Charlotte home.</span></p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 17:13:35 +0000 Tom Bullock 51754 at http://wfae.org A Ticket To Fly: Charlotte Fifth Most Expensive Airport For Passengers Airport Taxi Contract On FBI’s Radar http://wfae.org/post/airport-taxi-contract-fbi-s-radar <p></p><p>The FBI has expanded its investigation of corruption in Charlotte. Agents are now looking into allegations of a pay-to-play scheme involving Taxi companies and the airport.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:13:58 +0000 Tom Bullock & Marshall Terry 51559 at http://wfae.org Airport Taxi Contract On FBI’s Radar Summer Brings Fewer Parking Spaces At CLT Airport http://wfae.org/post/summer-brings-fewer-parking-spaces-clt-airport <p>If you’re flying out of Charlotte Douglas International – the airport is advising passengers to arrive early this Memorial Day weekend …. actually, for the whole summer.</p><p>That's because parking spaces are hard to find. The airport has demolished one parking deck to build a larger one.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cindy </span>Crissman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is frustrated.&nbsp;</span></p><p>"There's no parking. It's all limited," Crissman&nbsp;says. "When I've been down before, all – even long-term lots were full."&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:33:49 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 51486 at http://wfae.org Summer Brings Fewer Parking Spaces At CLT Airport Charlotte Airport Changes Valet Parking Company Earlier Than Planned http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-airport-changes-valet-parking-company-earlier-planned <p>Charlotte Douglas International Airport is switching to a new valet parking company,one month earlier than originally planned.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:40:13 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 51417 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Airport Changes Valet Parking Company Earlier Than Planned CLT Airport Installs 24 New Passport Kiosks To Shorten Lines http://wfae.org/post/clt-airport-installs-24-new-passport-kiosks-shorten-lines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">International passengers going through Charlotte Douglas International Airport should now spend less time in line.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The airport installed 24 new automated passport control kiosks last week. It's expected to reduce wait times by half, from 25 minutes to just under 10 minutes.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:45:33 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50875 at http://wfae.org CLT Airport Installs 24 New Passport Kiosks To Shorten Lines