Charlotte airport embarks on $600M terminal expansion
North Carolina – Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is set to begin work on its Terminal Lobby Expansion, a $600 million project that the Charlotte City Council recently approved.
Rendering of Charlotte Douglas International Airport project
The five-year Terminal Lobby Expansion project will add a total of 175,000 square feet of new space for security lanes, ticketing and baggage claim areas, basement-level offices, an outdoor canopy, and access to subterranean walkways. Also included is construction of a central energy plant that will provide mechanical space for the project.
Since 1998, CLT’s annual passenger volume has expanded from 23 million to more than 46 million. The Terminal Lobby Expansion is part of a larger project called Destination CLT, a capital investment program that includes upgrades and renovations to the airport’s concourse, roadways, curb front, airfield, and terminal. Destination CLT is projected to cost $2.5 billion to $3.1 billion.