Charlotte-Douglas Airport Opens Fourth Runway

7 January 2010 (Last Updated January 7th, 2010 18:30)

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, US, has opened a fourth runway. The new 9,000ft-long, $325m runway will enable the airport to handle more approaching aircraft at the same time. The runway is to be officially opened in February 2009 on a limited dayli

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, US, has opened a fourth runway.

The new 9,000ft-long, $325m runway will enable the airport to handle more approaching aircraft at the same time.

The runway is to be officially opened in February 2009 on a limited daylight-only operations basis.

In November 2009, the airport handled 619 daily departures.