North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Division of Aviation has announced Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has contributed USD 23bn in annual economic output, leading the state as the top economic engine among North Carolina airports, the organization said.
The report shows the CLT contribution includes USD 1.1 billion in state and local taxes, 132,330 jobs for North Carolina residents and USD 5.7 billion in personal income.
Overall, North Carolina´s 10 commercial service and 62 general aviation airports generate more than USD 52 billion in economic output, approximately 307,000 jobs, USD 12.6 billion in personal income and USD 2.2 billion in state and local tax revenues to the state´s economy.
These numbers reveal CLT makes up 44 percent of the state´s economic output, 53 percent of state and local taxes, 43 percent of jobs and 46 percent of personal income related to North Carolina airports.
Data for the NCDOT report was compiled and analyzed by North Carolina´s State University´s Institute for Transportation Research and Education using 2017 figures from airports and the latest information on the state´s aviation assets available from public and private sources.
Charlotte Douglas is the second largest hub for American Airlines. In 2017, CLT welcomed nearly 46 million passengers.