Sunday, December 21, 2014

Follow us:
News 14 Carolina is on Facebook Follow us on Twitter! RSS 


Multiple airports in Charlotte region prepare for traffic during DNC

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Multiple airports in Charlotte region prepare for traffic during DNC
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

CONCORD — At least two airports in the Charlotte region will be considered overflow airports during the Democratic National Convention.

Both Concord Regional Airport and Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport are expected to help ease aircraft congestion at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Concord Regional Airport Operations Supervisor Glen Hatley said Charlotte-Douglas International Airport does not have the capacity to handle all of the planes that are coming to the DNC.

“We are not looking at 747's. It won't be any large commercial traffic like that it will be some of the smaller, privately owned, charter outfits that own aircrafts like that,” said Hatley.

Hatley said a lot of the delegates will be taking commercial flights into Charlotte anyways. Some additional security is expected at both regional airports.

Monroe Police Chief Debra Duncan said her officers will be assisting TSA during the event. ClientIP: UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP