June 17, 2007

Charlotte-Douglas to add runway

CHARLOTTE -- Crews are clearing the way for what will be Charlotte-Douglas International Airport’s third parallel runway.

Airport management took members of the media on a tour Friday of the construction, with phase one of the project having already begun last month.

Since then, about 600 acres of land have been cleared. The project is still roughly three years from completion.

The airport’s aviation director said when it’s completed, the new runway will be a great asset for the airlines and their passengers.

“It saves the airlines money, roughly $38 million at today’s traffic level,” said Airport Aviation Director Jerry Orr. “And it saves the passenger a lot of time and time is the essence of air travel.”

By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
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