The expansion includes:
-A new security checkpoint connected with Concourse E
-An expanded international arrivals area
-An expanded lobby area featuring floor to ceiling windows
I was down at CLT
and the whole setup looks VERY nice. The East Terminal expansion will become a model for the rest of the Main Terminal, which will be refurbished to look like the new East Terminal.
At the bottom of the article, I found an interesting quote from Jerry Orr, regarding an AA
"Orr said he expects that if the merger is completed, Charlotte Douglas will see more international flights, including more traffic from American’s international hub in Miami.
“This would be a very well-positioned hub for a very large airline,” said Orr. “You either grow, or you risk stagnating, withering on the vine."
Maybe he knows something we don't.