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Charlotte Airport Aviation Director Jerry Orr Comments

August 14th, 2007

If you follow my blog, you know by now that August 2007 is “networking month” for me.  So, today I went to a Charlotte Chamber event in the SouthPark area. 

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport Aviation Director Jerry Orr talked for a half hour about the airport. 

Here are some highlights as I have them noted…

  • The Charlotte / Douglas Airport has 627 daily departures.
  • They have 30 million passengers per year.
  • They are a major hub for US Airways.
  • They also have some minor airlines such as JetBlue and AirTran.
  • There are 23,000 parking spaces for the public.
  • Daily parking is $3 but may go up to $6 soon.
  • They are making a new runway.
  • They move 30,000 cubic yards of dirt today and are under budget and ahead of schedule for the new runway.
  • It is unlikely that SouthWest Airlines will come anytime soon to CLT airport (someone asked).
  • He jokingly said that TSA stands for “Thousands Standing Around”.
  • He also feels that the TSA has not made security any better than 9/11.
  • However, airports may be more secure because the public is more aware of the threat of terrorism.

What does this have to do with Internet Marketing?

Nothing.

But I did think it was interesting.