Frankfurt and Munich, Germany; London, England; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; and Dublin, Ireland are all overseas destinations reachable from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, with most being nonstop flights. There are also several flights that go to Mexico, South America and other tropical destinations, such as Aruba, Cozumel and Cancun in Mexico, Belize, St. Lucia and Grand Cayman.
Of the busiest airports in the world, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is ranked the sixth busiest. The airport offers nonstop flights to more than 140 cities around the world. The domestic airlines that fly out of Charlotte Douglas Airport include American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United and US Airways. The foreign carriers include Air Canada, Insel Air, Lufthansa and ViaAir.
More than 700 flights depart and arrive at Charlotte Douglas International Airport daily, with a small number of those being international flights. According to figures from June 2014, the airport had one daily flight to Dublin, two to Frankfurt, one to London, one to Munich, one to Paris, one to Rome and several others going to Mexico, Canada, South America and tropical islands.
Charlotte Douglas Airport opened in 1935 under the name of Charlotte Municipal Airport and has since grown and was renamed Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 1982. It is home to US Airways' largest hub.