Happy Thanksgiving from Concord Regional Airport!
TRAVELER ALERT: Allow extra time getting to the airport if flying out on Allegiant over the Thanksgiving weekend. Concord Regional Airport strongly suggests you make arrangements to get dropped off or use a transportation service. Our commercial service parking garage is already near capacity and travelers may experience unanticipated delays parking as we reach overflow status.
The Concord Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of Concord and located about 15 minutes northeast of Charlotte's central business district at I-85 exit 49. Concord Regional Airport (Airport code: JQF; IATA code: USA) is more than just the best way in and out of Charlotte. Our airport’s proximity to I-85 puts it in the heart of the highest growth corridor in North Carolina and offers convenient access to Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Z-max Dragway, Concord Mills Mall, premier golf courses, local business parks, and restaurants. Open “24 / 7”, we offer a secure ramp area and control tower as well as on site fire and rescue personnel.
The airport serves general aviation aircraft, corporate, military, government, and commercial service aircraft. The motorsports industry uses the airport regularly for private and charter flights.
Allegiant Air now provides scheduled airline service to the Central Florida area with flights to the Orlando Sanford International Airport, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. Beginning October 5th, 2016, Allegiant will add service to Punta Gorda Airport serving the Ft. Myers area on the west coast of Florida. Beginning on November 18th, Allegiant will add their first vacation destination outside or Florida for Concord travelers, twice weekly service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Louisana.
The City of Concord's Aviation Department provide all the ground handling, aircraft fueling and other support services to aircraft using the airport. The airport is part of the Worldfuel "Air Elite" network of FBOs and provides Phillips 66 Aviation branded fuel to customers. All of our Aviation Service Workers (ASWs) are industry NATA "Safety First" trained and certified.
Come experience our “Southern Hospitality” and our award winning customer service for yourself; We think you will agree Concord Regional Airport is the best choice when flying into the Charlotte/Concord area.
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Allegiant Air began scheduled service at Concord Regional Airport in December of 2013 providing twice weekly service on Monday and Friday to the Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) serving the Orlando / Daytona Central Florida market with 166 passenger MD-80 or 177 passenger Airbus A-320 aircraft. In mid August 2014 through the month of September, those flights took a temporary break as vacation travel demand decreased with the start of the school year. Service returned in October 2014 and expanded in November to four days a week. In addition, on November 13th, 2014, Allegiant added a second destination with twice a week service to the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). On May 8, 2015 Allegiant added a third non-stop destination with twice a week service to the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL). On October 5, 2016, Allegiant will be adding a forth non-stop destination with three times weekly service to Punta Gorda Airport (PDG). On November 18, 2016, Allegiant will be adding their fifth non-stop destination and first destination outside the state for Florida with twice a week service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Currently passengers can book travel through Spring of 2017.
Tickets & Flight Schedule
Tickets are available for purchase by the public by visiting the Allegiant website www.allegiantair.com, or calling the Allegiant reservations number 702-505-8888. Allegiant also offers on site ticket sales at the airline ticket counter on flight days for an hour after the scheduled flight departure.
Flight Schedule information can be located on the Allegiant website by entering in the city code information "USA" for CONCORD / CHARLOTTE and "SFB" for ORLANDO / SANFORD or "PIE" for TAMPA / ST. PETE or "FLL" for FT LAUDERDALE or "PDG" for PUNTA GORDA / FT. MYERS and dates of travel. There is a calendar view option after the search button is clicked, that will show all flights available and airfare price for each month flights are scheduled.
REMINDER TO PASSENGERS THAT THEY MUST CHECK-IN AT LEAST TWO HOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT AND BE IN THE GATE AREA AT TIME OF BOARDING. The ticket counter closes 30 minutes prior to departure so employees can assist in the boarding process which will begin shortly after arriving passengers deplane the aircraft.
The best way to check on flight status for Allegiant flights is to visit the allegiant website: https://www2.allegiantair.com/flight-status.
Concord Regional Airport Control Tower
The City of Concord is a member of the United States Contract Tower Association as our Control Tower is funded and staffed under the FAA Contract Tower Program.
Our air traffic controllers have extensive experience (many are former FAA controllers from Charlotte Douglas International Airport) and are employed by RVA Aviation through a contract with the City of Concord to operate the airport control tower. The tower is staffed daily from 7AM until 11PM local time, and occasionally open extended hours for special events or customer demand.
Recently the Contract Tower Program has been a target of budget cuts in Washington, DC, which could affect Concord Regional Airport. We believe continued funding is essential to airport safety, regional economy, air service growth, and airspace coordination in the Charlotte area. Efforts by stakeholders have saved the program in this current Federal budget cycle however the program could again be under scrutiny in future budgets so it is essential that all stakeholders keep informed on federal transportation and FAA budget process.
For the latest updates on contract tower funding situation, Please visit the Contract Tower Association website at www.contracttower.org or the http://savecontracttowersnow.com/ website.
Thank you for your efforts in supporting the control tower at Concord Regional Airport!
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North Carolina Research Campus Visitors
North Carolina Research Campus
The City of Concord and Concord Regional Airport are proud to be neighbors to the North Carolina Research Campus, a mixed use research facility located in downtown Kannapolis, about 10 miles from the Airport.
The NCRC is the newest research and technology hub in the United States. The 350-acre campus houses some of the most state-of-the-art laboratory space available and is expected to become home to over 100 biotechnology companies. The facility incorporates corporate, academic, commercial, and residential space, with an orientation towards R&D and Biotechnology. The complex is a collaborative project involving multiple state universities with many other private/corporate investors and developers.
What's new at the NCRC? See this Video!