Easter Brings Increased Passenger Demand
Passengers in the terminal near Gate C with luggage and other travel baggage

Local passenger counts soared at Charlotte Douglas International Airport during Easter weekend as TSA screened over 172,000 passengers April 6-10. Those numbers are in addition to the approximately 53,000 passengers that connected through CLT daily.

The busiest local passenger day was April 6 when 38,209 travelers passed through the checkpoints. That is the most since 2019 and among the top three busiest days in CLT history.

As summer travel approaches, passengers are strongly encouraged to book parking online and be inside the terminal at least two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international flight. Longer wait times could be possible during periods of heavy passenger volume.