Transportation

airport (7)Charlotte is served by an excellent state and federal highway network, including major north-south and east-west interstate arteries, and a modern, expanded international airport terminal. In addition, nine major airlines offer direct and nonstop daily flights to over 150 cities. International travelers appreciate the nonstop flights to London. Each year over eleven million passengers board planes at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, ranking it the 17th most active air transportation center in the nation.

The Charlotte region is also the center of the country’s largest consolidated rail system. Two major rail systems, Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation, link 27,000 miles of rail between Charlotte and 22 eastern states. Each offers piggy-back facilities combining with more than 300 trucking firms located here.

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