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A new Concourse A facility will feature new art pieces, terrazzo flooring, and auto-tinting glass.

As Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is in the midst of its largest expansion in history, the airport is highlighting some of the projects that will ensure it meets future growth and demand. In the latest developments, the airport is providing details on what passengers can expect once the expansion of Concourse A is completed.

It comes as CLT has experienced increased passenger presence and growth over the last 20 years, becoming one of the busiest airports in the US. Throughout its current expansion projects, the airport says it will “remain cost-competitive and financially sustainable.”

Phase II of the Concourse A expansion is underway and is expected to be completed later this year. The $241 million upgrade is a continuation of improvements to the concourse on the north side. At more than 190,000 square feet, the facility will feature ten additional gates – A30-A39.

Concourse A primarily handles flights operated by airlines such as Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. However, American Airlines – CLT’s largest carrier – occasionally operates flights from the concourse. Once the new facility opens this fall, Delta will have rights to seven of the 10 new gates. The other three will reportedly be designated as “common-use gates.

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