• Photo of commercial jets lined up several deep for takeoff. Photo credit: Patrick Schneider

    Charlotte Douglas International Airport
    Environmental Impact Statement

Photo credit: Patrick Schneider


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential impacts of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's (CLT) proposal to construct:

  • Fourth Parallel Runway 1-19 (including End-Around Taxiways)
  • Concourse B and Ramp Expansion
  • Concourse C and Ramp Expansion
  • Daily North Parking Garage

The CLT EIS will evaluate the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts that may result from the Proposed Project. The FAA expects to complete the EIS in 2020.

To ensure the Airport continues to meet current and future demand, the City of Charlotte (the Project Sponsor) has plans to implement airport improvements at CLT, proposed for construction by 2028, as recommended in its Airport Capacity Enhancement Plan/Master Plan Update and documented on the CLT Airport Layout Plan (ALP).

EIS News

The FAA is opening an additional 45-day public comment period with a new email address (9-ASO-CLTEIS@faa.gov). Please submit/postmark your scoping comments to the FAA by July 9, 2018.

The FAA held Public Scoping Meeting #1 and Public Scoping Meeting #2 at the following times and locations. Materials from these meetings are now available »

Public Scoping #1
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Embassy Suites

Public Scoping #2
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM

West Mecklenburg High School Cafeteria

View meeting materials »


Current Destinations

134 domestic and 37 international


2033 Aircraft Operations

Projected aircraft operations for 2033


2033 enplanements (in millions)

Projected annually by 2033

Project Elements proposed for construction by 2028

Constructing a New Fourth Parallel Runway 1-19 (including End-Around Taxiways)


Expanding Concourse B and Ramp


Expanding Concourse C and Ramp


Constructing North Parking Garage

Photo credit: Patrick Schneider

Proposed Project Elements

Construction of the new runway along with terminal and ramp expansion projects would require decommissioning of Runway 5-23 and relocation of West Boulevard.

Map detailing locations of proposed project elements

Get Involved

Interested parties will have several opportunities to provide input and comments on the Proposed Project during the EIS process. For more information on how to provide comments, see Public Outreach.

Visit the FAA’s website for more information about airport environmental programs.

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