CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More upgrades are headed to Charlotte Douglas.
In an effort to enhance customer service, airport officials say they will improve the free WiFi service and install more lighting on the grounds.
Charlotte began offering WiFi in 2006 but now plans to expand the capacity from 100 MB to 1,000 MB by the end of the year. The new service should increase speed and reliability at a cost of $190,000 for three years of service.
The airport will also add 52 light poles with energy-efficient LED lights along the new entrance road by spring of next year. Officials say they will use less energy and offer better visibility. The cost is estimated at $211,000.
The new road will open in fall 2014. It’s expected to improve connections from Wilkinson Boulevard and Josh Birmingham Parkway to the terminal. An inbound lane on Josh Birmingham Parkway to the terminal, however, could open in December, which would create a more direct path to the Airport.