Concord Regional Airport

 


Concord-Padgett Regional Airport Expects a busy Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Season over the next two weeks.  See our travel tips and information on our news page.

  

Exciting announcement made April 12th 2018 on new name coming by the end of 2018 for Concord Regional Airport honoring former mayor Scott Padgett.

 

Allegiant Airline Travelers:  Please follow large blue direction signs to the Commercial Terminal building or use the following address when coming to the airport for your flight:

 7435 Zephyr Pl. NW
Concord, NC 28027

 



 

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Airport Overview: 

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 with flights to the Orlando Sanford International Airport, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, Punta Gorda Airport serving the Ft. Myers area on the west coast of Florida, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Louisana, and seasonal service to Destin Ft. Walton Beach Airport on the Florida Emerald Coast.

The City of Concord's Aviation Department provide 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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Airline Information:

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). On June 7, 2018 Allegiant added its sixth non-stop destination with twice weekly seasonal service to Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport. 

Currently passengers can book travel through February 2019.   

 


 

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 limited on-site ticket sales at the airline ticket counter on flight days. Usually this is for an hour after one of the flight departures.  

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 or "VPS" for DESTIN / FORT WALTON BEACH 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. 

 


Departures

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.

 

Flight Status

The best way to check on flight status for Allegiant flights at Concord Regional Airport  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


 

Thank you for your efforts in supporting the control tower at Concord Regional Airport!

 


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City of Concord residents, airport customers and businesses, or just aviation enthusiasts who want to interact and learn a bit more about the airport are welcome to become a fan or ("like") the Concord Regional Airport on the social networking site www.facebook.com

 

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Airport Survey Information:

 

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