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Concord-Padgett Regional Airport Expecting Busy 2019 Holiday Travel Season

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport Expecting Busy 2019 Holiday Travel Season - Friday, November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019 – As the Thanksgiving holiday travel begins this weekend, Concord -Padgett Regional Airport is expecting significantly more passengers this year compared to last year as Allegiant will have seven (7) more departures this year in 2019 than they had in 2018 over the same period.
The busiest travel days are anticipated to be the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday and Monday after Thanksgiving. To ensure a smooth traveling experience, passengers should plan ahead, be prepared and arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to their flight. Travelers should enter 7435 Zephyr Pl. NW Concord, NC 28027 into their GPS device to arrive at the correct Airline Terminal at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport
Parking Tips
Parking will be in high demand and overflow situation is expected. When the parking deck is full, signs will direct vehicles to the overflow lot location and shuttle service will be provided during flight operational times. Please allow an addition 30 to 40 minutes for parking and shuttle time.
Parking rates are currently $9 per day for covered parking and $8 per day for uncovered parking.
Parking can be paid for at the Self -Pay station inside the terminal for a quicker exit. The Self Pay station accepts cash and credit card payments. Remember to keep your ticket with you. A validated ticket will be returned. Drivers may then proceed to the exit and insert their validated ticket in the machine to exit the parking deck. Allow extra time to exit the parking deck as many people will be wanting to exit at the same time and there is only one exit lane on each level.
Passengers can be picked up and dropped off along the terminal's curbside, however, vehicles cannot be left unattended. Curbside parking is not allowed and unattended vehicles will be towed.
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport encourages travelers to arrange for transportation to and from the airport to help reduce parking congestion such as carpooling, being dropped off by a friend or relative, or taking a taxi, limo, or ride share.
Airline Tips
Passengers are advised to arrive early for their flights. When traveling with young children, infants, elderly or disabled passengers, allow for even more time. The Allegiant ticket counter will begin processing boarding passes and checked luggage two hours before flight departure time.
Make sure you comply with the Allegiant baggage size and weight rules. Additional fees could be applicable.
Don’t delay waiting in the lobby area. Enter screening area upon arrival if you are not checking bags and have your boarding pass already printed or on your mobile device. If not enter the TSA screening area after you check in at the ticket counter.
The Allegiant ticket counter closes 45 minutes before departure. You will not be able to check your bags or get a boarding pass from the counter after that time, and may miss your flight.
Save time by printing boarding passes at home or downloading the Allegiant mobile app.
Visit Allegiant website at or make sure they have the correct mobile information to stay updated on any flight changes or any weather related issues.
Security Checkpoints Tips
Checkpoint assistance agents will be stationed at the entrance of each checkpoint to help expedite the screening process.
View TSA's travel tips at
Don’t delay waiting in the lobby area. Enter screening area upon arrival if you are not checking bags and have your boarding pass. If not enter the TSA screening area after you check in at the ticket counter.
There is no precheck lane at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport. All passengers process through one checkpoint which may take up to 30 to 45 minutes when passengers from multiple flights are processing at the same time.
Additional Holiday Travel Tips
Arriving to the airport early is key to a successful and smooth travel experience during the holidays.
Before leaving for the airport, check airline and airport websites for most up to date information on parking or other flight or airport specific information at your origin and destination.
Follow Concord-Padgett Regional Airport social media pages for additional travel tips, events, and other happenings at the airport.



CONCORD, N.C. Aug. 13, 2019 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA) to West Palm Beach, Florida beginning November 15, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $54.*

“We’re incredibly excited to grow again at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport with this new route,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “We’re certain that Charlottearea travelers will love having an ultra-low-cost, nonstop option to get away to this popular destination just in time for winter travel.”

The year-round route will operate twice weekly. With the addition of this new route, Allegiant will now serve seven cities from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA). Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at

“The City of Concord continuously works to enhance its culture of excellence. It is through partnerships with organizations such as Allegiant that we can promote the innovation and flexibility necessary to better meet the needs of our customers,” said Dirk Vanderleest, Concord- Padgett Regional Airport aviation director. “It is a privilege to be able to offer affordable and accessible flights to desirable locations such as Palm Beach. We are grateful that Allegiant is dedicated to our community, shareholders, and visitors. They have played a vital role in helping us to meet our air transportation needs and strategic goals”.

Allegiant offers a unique option to Charlotte-area travelers with low base fares and savings on rental cars and hotels. Travelers can book their entire vacation with Allegiant for less.

*About the introductory one-way fares:

Seats and dates are limited and fares are not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by Aug. 14, 2019, for travel by May 12, 2020. Price displayed includes taxes, carrier charges & government fees. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Optional baggage charges and additional restrictions may apply. For more details, optional services and baggage fees, please visit


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Concord-Padgett Regional Airport sets new passenger service record

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport sets new passenger service record - Sunday, February 3, 2019

By David Whisenant | February 3, 2019 at 7:56 PM EST - Updated February 3 at 7:56 PM

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - Passengers boarding commercial airline flights at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport set a new record in 2018 with 145,510 passenger enplanements, up 21 percent over the previous year.

All enplanements came from 990 Allegiant departures in 2018, averaging 19 commercial flights per week at the airport with an average load factor, how full the planes were on a monthly basis, of 85 percent. Including the addition of Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Allegiant provides service to six destinations from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport.

“We work hard with our airline and regulatory partners to provide a safe, convenient, affordable, and efficient passenger experience,” said Concord Aviation Director Dirk Vanderleest. “Our success has resulted in increased service frequency and has the potential to bring more destinations in the future.”

The published Allegiant schedule runs through mid-August and show daily flights this summer to Orlando/Sanford, Tampa/St.Pete and Ft. Lauderdale, an increase service frequency in Concord.

The runway at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport was strengthened in 2018 to handle the increased operations by large airline aircraft. Plans are underway to strengthen airport taxiways in 2019.

According to city officials, Concord-Padgett Regional Airport opened in 1994 with a general aviation terminal and a 5,500-foot runway, and has grown to be one of the busiest airports in the Carolinas. Over the last 25 years, improvements included extending the runway to 7,400 feet and multiple strengthening projects, development of private sector investment in and around the airport, and construction of a commercial service terminal and parking deck. The airport’s strong general aviation focus has been enhanced by the availability of Allegiant Air’s low-cost scheduled passenger service to six destinations.

The airport is operated by over 40 City of Concord Aviation Department coworkers who provide aircraft fueling, hangaring, tie-down, parking, and customer services. Other aeronautical services such as aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, and flight instruction are offered through private operators leasing space on-site. CRA also has an on-site, staffed fire station operated by the Concord Fire Department and a control tower operated by contracted staff. The annual budget for the airport currently exceeds $10.8 million.