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Top 5 airports for Private Jets in and around Charlotte


When you choose to travel via private jet, there are many luxuries that come along with it. From extravagant dining and entertainment on board, to being able to wait in a luxury lounge and choose where your jet lands. With North Carolina being the 9th busiest private jet state in the US, join us and take a look at the top five private jet airports in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport - CLT

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a joint civil military public international airport, named after the former mayor of Charlotte, Ben Elbert Douglas Sr. It has four runways, six concourses and one terminal holding a selection of dining, shopping and lounge facilities. It is the second largest hub for American Airlines, and received the prestigious Eagle Award in 2010 for Best Airport from IATA. Alongside the main terminal, the airport also has a separate luxury FBO terminal perfect for business or leisure. The FBO has a business centre with Wi-Fi, a luxury lounge, two private conference rooms and a concierge service.

  • Year opened: 1935
  • Distance from Charlotte: 8 miles
  • Land area: 5,558 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1


Raleigh Durham International Airport - RDU

Raleigh Durham International Airport is located in the ‘City of Oaks’ in the research triangle of North Carolina. The research triangle is the region of the three major research universities; North Carolina State University; Duke University; University of North Carolina. With two terminals and three runways, the airport has a selection of shops, dining options, spas and lounges. Alongside the main terminals, Raleigh Durham also has two FBOs, both with a luxury passenger lounge with complimentary food and drinks, conference rooms, and a concierge service.

  • Year opened: 1943
  • Distance from Charlotte: 155 miles
  • Land area: 5000 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 2


Concord-Padgett Regional Airport - JQF

A city owned, public use airport, Concord-Padgett Regional Airport is 15 minutes west of the city’s central business district. It serves military, government and commercial flights as well as being used for private and charter flights in particular for the motorsports industry. Located conveniently close to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Z-max Dragway, Concord Mills Mall, golf courses and restaurants, it’s a busy airport with easy access to top locations in Charlotte. Concord is also used as a reliever airport for Charlotte's main airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport. There is also a luxury FBO with facilities including a luxury lounge serving complimentary refreshments and conference rooms.

  • Year opened: 1993
  • Distance from Charlotte: 16 miles
  • Land area: 750 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1


Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport - GSP

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is the second busiest airport in South Carolina, with 2.13 million passengers a year. With BMW Zentrum, Runway Park at GMU, state parks, and museum and galleries nearby there’s plenty to do. There is one runway, two concourses and a terminal with a variety of dining, shopping and relaxation options. Greenville’s FBO has a luxury lounge, executive conference rooms, Wi-Fi, complimentary refreshments and concierge services.

  • Year opened: 1962
  • Distance from Charlotte: 91.3 miles
  • Land area: 3,500 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 2


Charleston International Airport - CHS

Charleston International Airport is South Carolina’s largest and busiest airport, hitting just under four million passengers in its busiest year. As a joint civil and military airport, it consists of four general areas. With a military area in the west, the general aviation area to the east and the airline terminal in the south. It is also home to the boeing facility that assembles the 787 dreamliner. Charleston International Airport has two runways and a terminal with an assortment of dining and shopping options. Charleston has two FBOs, with luxury lounges, concierge services, WiFi, complimentary refreshments and entertainment and conference rooms.

  • Year opened: 1949
  • Distance from Charlotte: 201 miles
  • Land area: 2,060 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 2
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