CLT East Terminal Expansion -The Plaza Opens

Nov. 14, 2019

CLT’s new 51,000-square-foot East Terminal Expansion opened Nov. 15, offering passengers more concessions and amenities to enhance their traveling experience. The $39 million addition, called The Plaza, is part of the Destination CLT portfolio, a $2.5-$3.1 billion capital investment in capacity enhancements.

Located between Concourses D and E, The Plaza, provides an inviting space to shop, dine and relax. Retail choices include Charlotte Supply Co., iStore, The Body Shop and Minute Suites. Dining options are Shake Shack, Auntie Anne’s and Potbelly Sandwich Shop, along with local favorites Wicked Weed Brewing and Bojangles’. CLT now has more than 120 concessions throughout the terminal.

“We are thrilled to welcome nine new locations for food and shopping that bring a mix of national and local brands to CLT,” said Aviation Director/CEO Brent Cagle. “From the latest technology to great food, popular retail options and a quiet place to relax, The Plaza has something for everyone.”

The expansion also touts a Mother’s Room, Pet Relief Area, restrooms, terrazzo flooring and lounge seating with views of the airfield. Integrated power is available in select chairs and tables, which allows passengers to charge their various electronic devices.

In partnership with the Arts and Science Council, an original artwork by Christian Moeller, entitled “Loops” hangs prominently as The Plaza’s centerpiece and is a must-see. It is a three-dimensional abstract line drawing materialized in metal, suspended from the ceiling and animated by a constant and slow rotation.

“The Plaza is a wonderful addition to the Airport,” Cagle added. “Like all our Destination CLT projects, it has a modern feel, eye-catching art and leaves passengers with a memorable experience.”