Can Charlotte airport be as big as the Atlanta airport?

There are successful chairs at Charlotte Airport, NoDa Brewing Company TV and contracts and seats to quickly restrain charging stations.

The main carrier, American Airlines, recently sent home and international routes. And Charlotte Douglas International Airport also selected a couple of additional carriers.

Can the airport ever compete in several passengers and flights with one of the busiest recommendations in the country a few times away, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

"It's completely possible," said Bob Mann's airline analyst, based in Port Washington, N.Y.

But Atlanta, the second most busiest airport for construction and landing in the US, said that, in the first place, growth would have increased, he said. Meanwhile, Charlotte needs to grow the volume and number of passengers to the Atlantic, aviation experts say.

And to be like Atlanta, with its internal train system, even more international options and cheaper fares could find cost, expert warnings. Charlotte could share some of her charm and lose the convenience. And that is what local airport officials have to avoid.

However, this is what Charlotte airport can help grow:

Economic growth

Air analysts say Charlotte wants more business to call the city of the city, especially industries whose high-rise driving employees, like bankers and lawyers, offer the same airport options as Atlanta.

Just ten years ago, Charlotte had eight banks headquarters. But now, the Bank of America has no headquarters here, although BB & T and SunTrust Banks have recently announced plans to merge and form new banks with the headquarters in Charlotte.

"Banking seems to generate more revenue and therefore more people are willing to pay at prices at a price," said Joe Brancatelli, editor of JoeSentMe's business travel website.

Charlotte has 40 banks doing business in the area, according to FDIC data. In comparison, Atlanta has 89.

More local passengers

More local passengers from Charlotte would have encouraged additional flight options and other carriers could take part in the market, said Charlotte Airport aviation director Brent Cagle said.

Atlanta, which saw 895,502 directly engaged and landing last year, according to FAA statistics, is the biggest hub for Delta Airlines. Chicago O & # 39; Hare International Airport was on site, with just over 900,000. On the same list, ranked 550,013 of Charlotte's landfill and landing landowners, which has been on the spot for several years.

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Charlotte has more flights than an airport that should be based on the number of local passengers as it is a major link for American Airlines, Ditector Brent Cagle's airport flight said.

David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte had almost 46 million passengers in 2017, by the airport. That's less than half of about 100 million of Atlanta.

Charlotte has more flights than an airport that should be based on the number of local passengers, said Cagle. That is because it is most of a connection to American Airlines, he said.

In addition, prices from Charlotte are more expensive than domestic fees at other airports. For the second quarter last year, Charlotte prices averaged $ 427, according to the BTS. Charlotte ranked 28th. Meanwhile, Atlanta was third, with fees at $ 358.

More long flights

Aerial analysts say more nonstop offers, long destinations will help Charlotte airport growth.

The international destinations that Charlotte passengers need to tackle, but currently areas are required, including Vancouver and Ontario areas in Canada, said Cagle.

There are other destinations in the United States, including Albuquerque, N.M., Honolulu and Orange County, Calif., He said.

Around 12 million Atlanta passengers, or about 12 per cent, traveled to and from an international destination in 2017. In Charlotte, there were around 3.3 million passengers, or about 7 percent traveling internationally.

Last summer, American Airlines announced to put nonstop plans to Munich in March. At that time, the Charlotte Society said that more than 200 German companies in the city employ around 17,000 people.

Plane plane?

Some Charlotte train growth plans asks for transport passengers to terminal in the future. Currently, Charlotte has 106 gates and five more than 50 acres, by the airport.

In comparison, Atlanta has 192 gates and seven contracts of approximately 150 acres, according to that airport.

"Charlotte is more than an airport closer than Atlanta," said Brancatelli analyst.

In Atlanta, 11 train operates during peak time, by the airport.

It is unlikely that there will be a train in the existing Charlotte terminal, Cagle's aviation director said. But long-term satellite terminal plans are requested in the airport. That terminal might require a train or another person "to transfer automation," said Cagle.

That terminal could be achieved in the next 15-20 years, or earlier if the growth grows, he said.

The trains are not always more effective since passengers have to walk to the train, stay there, then walk to the next gateway, the Mann analyst said. "You are often better to cultivate it."

The front porch depends

While the Charlotte airport is growing, it is important to keep its southern charm and feel a front-porch, Cagle said.

He said that the Let's upgrade A shows that there is a balance, with improvements such as larger charges of stations and clean design.

There is a large and non-personal Atlanta airport, said Brancatelli.

"I'm fighting on Atlanta to find where I'd like to go," he said. Charlotte has no airport but Brancatelli said. He is more relaxed and less than Atlanta, he said.

And he has the famous covered chairs.

"Charlotte feels there's somewhere," Brancatelli said. "That's what you lose almost by definition as you get more."


Correction

The previous version of this story did not show the total number of passengers and how many of those traveling to international destinations and at Charlotte and Atlanta airports in 2017.


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