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Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Allegiant adding twice weekly non-stop service to the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport in May.



Concord-Padgett Regional Airport has met all the required steps to reach the National Air Transportation Association's Safety 1st Clean standard. The detailed and comprehensive cleaning regime and guidance have all been followed to ensure all visitors to Concord-Padgett Regional Airport are welcomed into a certified clean environment.

Since March we have been working to constantly assess, review and improve our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cleaning, of course, has played a major part in the successful continued running of our FBO. We had been following specific local guidance as well as processes and ideas shared within the Air Elite Network. The next step for us was to seek a globally recognized, aviation specific standard.

The Safety 1st Clean standard was a very obvious choice. This standard provides a clear protocol for us to follow in order to provide a safe environment for our visiting customers and staff.

Safety 1st Clean


New Rates for the Parking Deck will be:

  • $12 per day in covered (lower level) and uncovered (upper level) parking

COVID–19 OPERATIONS UPDATE: Concord-Padgett Regional Airport Remains Open

Nobember 13th, 2020 - State of North Carolina Executive Order 177 - Extends Phase 3 Order (until Feburary 11, 2021)

Memo for Tenants and Customers at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport



Concord Regional Airport has changed our name to Concord-Padgett Regional Airport honoring former longtime City of Concord 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










Airport Overview: 


The Concord-Padgett 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-Padgett 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-Padgett 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-Padgett 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.  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 added 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. For some Summer months of 2019, Allegiant will increase its frequency to three destinations with daily, and some days twice daily flights to FLL, PIE, and SFB. On November 15, 2019 Allegiant added a seventh destination, Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and began year round, twice-weekly service.





Tickets & Flight Schedule

Tickets are available for purchase by the public by visiting the Allegiant website, 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.  

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 or "PBI" for WEST PALM BEACH or "MSY" for New Orleans 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 45 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-Padgett Regional Airport  is to visit the Allegiant website:



Concord-Padgett 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.


The Contract Tower Program has been a target of budget cuts in Washington, DC, which could affect Concord-Padgett 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



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


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