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Old 08-14-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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If this goes through, it will be a nice alternative for air travel vs Charlotte/Douglass.

Much lower ticket prices too. I've been to the Concord Terminal as a general aviation passenger. It's a very nice terminal. They are starting small, but I can see where it could grow into a very attractive alternative for local travelers.

Concord airport wants to begin charter passenger service
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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If this goes through, it will be a nice alternative for air travel vs Charlotte/Douglass.

Much lower ticket prices too. I've been to the Concord Terminal as a general aviation passenger. It's a very nice terminal. They are starting small, but I can see where it could grow into a very attractive alternative for local travelers.

Concord airport wants to begin charter passenger service
This might be somethng or nothing based on the structure of the new airport authority. Would it not be a conflict of interest for a Cabarrus County representative to be part of the new airport authority? Seems their interest would beholden to the development and expansion of the Concord Terminal and not that of Charlotte Douglass. And what about the other local representatives or counties in the new airport authority who seek to pursue stronger relationships with expanding the Concord airport. It all seems a bit murky and even further strengthens the city's position unless the Concord Airport decides to become a part of the regional airport authority...I don't think you can have your cake and eat it too?
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I didn't read the entire law but I was under the impression the Concord Airport would be placed under control of the same regional commission. However since CLT has implementation blocked, the commission currently doesn't exist.

IMO, if the law doesn't require this, and the state prevails on the commission, then if any of the other airports in the area want to provide general passenger service, then they should be required to join the commission. Regional should mean regional.

If they remain general aviation, then I could see letting them say independent. CLT is way too busy which is intimidating to many private pilots. I also don't think it's a good idea to mix large commercial jet traffic with private aircraft so these regional airports are needed.
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