Save Money in this Sunday's paper

The fight over who should run Charlotte’s airport is stalled, but the meter is still running: Lawyers’ bills for the city and the Charlotte Airport Commission have topped $1million.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a letter last week that it hasn’t considered the issue of who should control Charlotte Douglas International Airport because the city of Charlotte hasn’t made a formal request – something the City Council has said it has no interest in doing.

The chairman of the Charlotte Airport Commission called the group’s legal situation “the worst example of public policy I have seen in my life” Wednesday night, as the deadlocked group was unable to reach a decision on whether to vigorously fight for their own existence in court.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called the dispute over who will run Charlotte’s airport “an unnecessary mess,” and suggested that after almost two years a federal solution to the fight might not be near.

The Charlotte City Council on Monday unanimously approved a plan to give Charlotte Douglas International Airport almost $1.6million worth of underpaid rent.

Saturday will be a free day for visitors to the Carolinas Aviation Museum at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

The crew of US Airways Flight 706 returned to Charlotte Douglas International Airport a short time after the jet left about 8 p.m. for the flight to Germany.

A year into his job running Charlotte’s airport, Brent Cagle oversees $1 billion in construction. But his biggest challenge? Stepping out of his predecessor’s shadow.

How much longer will the fight over who should run Charlotte Douglas International Airport continue? There was no clear answer Thursday, as the Charlotte Airport Commission met again despite not having the power to run the airport.

Congressman Robert Pittenger and other members of the Charlotte-area delegation are hoping a third letter they sent to the Federal Aviation Administration will break the logjam around the question of who will run Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Next Page »

Quick Job Search
CharlotteObserver.com