About PTI

Facilities

The current passenger terminal facility began operations on October 9, 1982 and has undergone several renovations and expansions.

The passenger terminal building contains:

  • 296,000 square feet on two public levels
  • 65,000 square feet on the service level below ground level
  • 25 aircraft parking positions adjacent to the two concourses
  • Separate baggage claim and ticket counter areas for each concourse

The airfield facilities include three runways:

  • The main runway, 5/23, is 10,001 feet long.
  • The cross-wind runway, 14/32, is 6,380 feet long.
  • The parallel runway, 5L/23R, is 9,000 feet long.

A Marriott Hotel, housing 299 rooms, is located on the loop road between the terminal building complex and Ted Johnson Parkway.

Airport Campus

Piedmont Triad International Airport is part of a 4,000-acre campus. The campus is home to more than 50 companies that infuse nearly $6 billion into the local community annually. More than 8,600 people work on the campus. PTI is owned and operated by the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority. No local tax dollars are used to operate the airport.

Piedmont Triad International Airport

1000 Ted Johnson Pkwy
Greensboro, NC 27409
(Directions)

Location

Located at the center of North Carolina and the midpoint of the East Coast, Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) is located at the hub of the  Piedmont Triad region. The airport is situated between the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point where I-40, I-85 and  I-73/I-74 converge. More than 4.5 million people live within a 90-minute drive of PTI.

Hours of Operation

The terminal building is open 24 hour a day, 365 days a year. TSA checkpoints open at 4:15 a.m. every day.

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Airport Statistics

Cargo Statistics

Month-YearMailFreight-Cargo CarrierFreight-Passenger CarrierTotalYoY Inc/(Dec) %
June-2022506,31314,105,58622,76614,634,665112%
May-2022504,96511,175,73213,41311,694,110-6%
April-2022 656,610 12,382,565 11,005 13,050,180
-6%
March-2022 560,481 14,295,210 10,125 14,865,816 9%
February -2022 537,279 12,526,286 16,908 13,080,473 21%
January-2022 557,757 11,369,102 30,756 11,957,615 -4%
December-2021 491,445 16,296,470 7,822 16,795,737 19%
November-2021 398,642 12,828,244 14,368 13,241,254 39%
October-2021 429,045 13,107,752 15,110 13,551,907 23%
September-2021 436,839 13,320,743 15,247 13,772,829 110%
August-2021 435,213 13,080,107 13,690 13,529,010 147%
July-2021 440,607 12,249,694 10,878 12,701,179 131%
June-2021 443,654 12,027,273 9,381 12,480,308 133%
May-2021 507,629 11,940,337 2,454 12,450,420 153%
April-2021 512,306 13,349,642 3,070 13,865,018 202%
March -2021 341,946 13,258,222 3,931 13,604,099 61%
February -2021 468,408 10,323,677 335 10,792,420 32%
January-2021 397,749 12,059,293 3 12,457,045 42%
December-2020 359,323 13,755,488 5,287 14,120,098 37%
November-2020 416,977 9,079,447 11,246 9,507,670 2%
October-2020 550,105 10,495,978 12,713 11,058,796 5%
September-2020 380,750 6,154,325 11,968 6,547,043 -28%
August-2020 380,993 5,088,226 13,763 5,482,982 -45%
July-2020 325,838 5,182,424 1,309 5,509,571 -39%
June-2020 299,240 5,061,043 122 5,360,405 -42%
May-2020- 4,928,346 3 4,928,349 -53%
April-2020- 4,597,759 293 4,598,052 -53%
March -2020 53,205 8,390,121 20,520 8,463,846 -14%
February -2020 75,891 8,068,157 31,208 8,175,256 -6%
January-2020 83,482 8,646,218 17,917 8,747,617 -9%
December-2019 76,797 10,242,126 23,349 10,342,272 20%
November-2019 103,573 9,246,209 14,763 9,364,545 -3.7%
October-2019 109,705 10,428,248 29,240 10,567,193 0.1%
September-2019 11,323 9,054,303 16,902 9,082,528 -1%
August-2019 102,983 9,770,482 23,470 9,896,935 49%
July-2019 78,479 8,897,037 12,697 8,988,213 62%
June-2019 77,054 9,153,211 14,862 9,245,127 54%
May-2019 111,604 10,421,283 26,914 10,559,801 71%
April-2019 70,790 9,729,699 23,523 9,824,012 85%
March -2019 57,739 9,727,675 29,346 9,814,760 61%
February -2019 99,654 8,536,008 29,024 8,664,686 67%
January-2019 120,281 9,431,832 30,159 9,582,272 74%
December-2018 88,380 8,543,700 17,585 8,649,665 34%
November-2018 121,244 9,587,520 19,220 9,727,984 53%
October-2018 101,601 10,430,694 23,888 10,556,183 72%
September-2018 70,587 9,074,212 19,191 9,163,990 45%
August-2018 120,221 6,505,400 19,538 6,645,159 2%
July-2018 97,218 5,443,957 17,695 5,558,870 3%
June-2018 120,780 5,865,761 18,165 6,004,706 -6%
May-2018 123,146 6,047,758 20,841 6,191,745 3%
April-2018 106,849 5,184,152 22,106 5,313,107 -8%
March -2018 93,559 5,984,357 17,686 6,095,602 -9%
February -2018 74,076 5,088,657 18,971 5,181,704 -8%
January-2018 65,192 5,437,482 17,092 5,519,766 -5%

Month-YearMailFreight-Cargo CarrierFreight-Passenger CarrierTotalYoY Inc/(Dec) %
2021 5,303,483 153,841,454 96,289 159,241,226 72%
2020 2,925,804 89,447,532 126,349 92,499,685 -20%
2019 1,019,982 114,638,113 274,249 115,932,344 37%
2018 1,182,853 83,193,650 231,978 84,608,481 15%
2017 1,291,003 71,918,515 258,582 73,468,100 8%
2016 922,069 66,904,750 239,812 68,066,631 -12%
2015 1,365,046 75,931,374 174,669 77,471,089 -10%
2014 1,366,532 84,821,775 159,683 86,347,990 -12%
2013 1,215,314 96,467,204 413,272 98,095,790 3%
2012 397,691 94,241,588 488,444 95,127,723 1%
2011452 94,057,679 262,954 94,321,085 -1%
2010990 95,082,686 225,615 95,309,291 5%
200930 90,119,477 235,663 90,355,170 25%
2008868 71,869,269 662,360 72,532,497 -6%

Passenger Statistics
Month-YearEnplanementsDeplanementsTotalYoY Inc/(Dec) %
June-202271,00367,241138,24410%
May-202270,52868,617139,14543%
April-202272,21469,451141,66588%
March-2022 64,965 67,865 132,830 108%
February -2022 51,333 49,788 101,121 153%
January-2022 44,582 47,068 91,650 123%
December-2021 68,593 65,178 133,771 161%
November-2021 73,697 72,798 146,495 167%
October-2021 72,744 75,342 148,086 140%
September-2021 60,411 60,699 121,110 131%
August-2021 61,176 64,371 125,547 154%
July-2021 68,533 68,325 136,858 198%
June-2021 64,638 61,521 126,159 318%
May-2021 48,702 48,656 97,358 539%
April-2021 37,568 37,711 75,279 1541%
March -2021 32,534 31,448 63,982 -23%
February -2021 19,978 20,025 40,003 -73%
January-2021 19,817 21,270 41,087 -74%
December-2020 26,218 24,939 51,157 -71%
November-2020 27,927 26,842 54,769 -70%
October-2020 30,922 30,852 61,774 -69%
September-2020 26,523 25,905 52,428 -70%
August-2020 24,498 24,870 49,368 -74%
July-2020 23,426 22,433 45,859 -75%
June-2020 15,539 14,639 30,178 -84%
May-2020 7,630 7,596 15,226 -92%
April-2020 2,390 2,196 4,586 -98%
March -2020 40,244 42,370 82,614 -54%
February -2020 74,509 75,081 149,590 7%
January-2020 78,453 78,750 157,203 7%
December-2019 91,635 86,865 178,500 11%
November-2019 91,432 90,503 181,935 2%
October-2019 99,444 99,878 199,322 7%
September-2019 87,879 87,201 175,080 19%
August-2019 94,957 95,922 190,879 17%
July-2019 93,434 93,024 186,458 16%
June-2019 95,386 93,037 188,423 19%
May-2019 95,806 93,837 189,643 17%
April-2019 96,369 95,100 191,469 20%
March -2019 88,613 89,324 177,937 22%
February -2019 70,119 69,378 139,497 12%
January-2019 73,173 73,613 146,786 16%
December-2018 81,449 78,672 160,121 16%
November-2018 89,260 89,802 179,062 12%
October-2018 94,090 93,006 187,096 3%
September-2018 73,518 73,355 146,873 0%
August-2018 80,329 82,593 162,922 5%
July-2018 80,269 79,812 160,081 11%
June-2018 80,430 78,476 158,906 5%
May-2018 82,484 80,050 162,534 7%
April-2018 78,786 80,440 159,226 12%
March -2018 73,548 72,570 146,118 3%
February -2018 62,570 62,079 124,649 6%
January-2018 62,683 63,657 126,340 4%
YearEnplanementsDeplanementsTotalYOY % Inc/(Dec)
2021 628,391 627,344 1,255,735 66%
2020 378,279 376,473 754,752 -65%
2019 1,078,247 1,067,682 2,145,929 15%
2018 939,416 934,512 1,873,928 7%
2017 879,198 879,198 1,758,396 4%
2016 847,004 839,962 1,686,966 0%
2015 842,190 841,760 1,683,950 1%
2014 837,450 830,509 1,667,959 -2%
2013 848,605 845,683 1,694,288 -5%
2012 888,773 887,314 1,776,087 0%
2011 893,099 883,926 1,777,025 6%
2010 843,995 836,958 1,680,953 -2%
2009 863,745 850,679 1,714,424 -22%
2008 1,109,100 1,103,025 2,212,125

Airport FAQs

How is the airport governed?

The airport is governed by an airport authority, which is an independent entity formed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1941. The authority owns and operates Piedmont Triad International Airport. It functions much like an independent municipality with its own police force, fire department, operations, parking facilities and administration. The enabling legislation that created the airport provides the airport authority with the oversight and decision making authority for all aspects of airport operations.

There are seven members of the airport authority board. Three are appointed by the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, one by the Greensboro City Council, one by the High Point City Council, one by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and one by the Winston-Salem City Council. The enabling legislation establishes three-year terms for each board member but does not set a limit on the number of terms each board member may serve.

How is the airport funded?

The airport is self-funded. The airport derives all of its operating income from ongoing activity and operations. This includes landing fees collected from airlines, tenant leases, parking fees, rental cars and concessions. No taxes are used for the operation of the airport. A portion of capital improvements at the airport are funded by state and federal tax dollars, but these funds are limited exclusively to specific building projects such as taxiway improvements or road access.

Why doesn’t the airport have more non-stop flights to more destinations?

Airlines determine the level of service in a community based on the community’s demand for service. Airports can ask airlines to provide more service, but that’s the extent of an airport’s influence. It’s up to the airline to decide what service it will provide, and the associated fares and frequency of service.

The good news is that Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) has non-stop flights to many major hub cities. You can get to virtually anywhere in the world with one stop from PTI.

More airlines serve Raleigh and Charlotte with direct flights because there is far more demand for air service in those cities. Airlines will not provide regular service if they can’t profitability fill a plane with passengers. It’s that simple.

Triad residents who drive to the airports in Raleigh and Charlotte increase demand in those markets and decrease demand in their home market. If you fly from PTI, you are helping to encourage airlines to provide more service here.

Why are some fares at PTI higher than in Raleigh and Charlotte?

There is a greater demand for air service in Raleigh and Charlotte because far more people fly from those cities and they fly more frequently. This demand for air service attracts more airlines to those markets, including more low-cost passenger carriers. The low-cost carriers depress prices on some routes, making it cheaper to fly to those destinations from Raleigh and Charlotte than from PTI, where there are fewer low-cost carriers and less competition to keep fares low.

What is the airport authority doing to attract better air service?

Our airport authority is determined to provide as much air service as possible to our airport users and to keep fares as low as possible. The authority works hard to recruit new service and to retain the service that we already have. An incentive program is in place to entice airlines to bring new service to Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI). The authority also conducts regular visits with new airlines to encourage them to bring service to the airport and with existing airlines to encourage them to expand service.

Why is PTI called an International Airport?

Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) is considered an international airport because we have customs service and border patrol, which allows us to accept international flights on the passenger side and on the cargo side. While there may be no regularly scheduled passenger service outside the United States, the airport had about 350 international flights last year. Some of these were international passenger flights diverted to our airport, as well as charters, cargo flights and private jets that use our airport.

Who are the largest employers at the airport?

Honda Aircraft Company, which has its world headquarters at the airport, is one of the two largest employers at the airport with more than 1,700 employees. Honda also employs about 80 people at its Honda Aero facility in Alamance County, which manufactures engines for the HondaJet.

HAECO Americas, one of the world’s largest maintenance and repair companies, is the airport’s other leading employer. HAECO Americas has its North American headquarters at the airport and employs more than 1,700 people at or near the airport. In 2018, HAECO opened another hangar at the airport, which could lead to an additional 500 jobs.

What is the airport’s economic impact on the community?

The airport has two primary missions. The first is to provide safe and efficient passenger service. The second is to act as an economic generator for the community. The airport supports more than 8,600 direct employees jobs, which would make it the eighth-largest employer in the Piedmont Triad. The airport also contributes about $8.6 billion to the local economy each year and a substantial amount to the local and state tax base. The airport is a major economic contributor to the community.

What is PTI doing to attract more jobs to the airport?

The airport authority is moving aggressively to bring more jobs to the airport. The airport has acquired more land and is building a taxiway to provide access across I-73 to give airport access to about 1,000 acres that will be developed for use by aerospace companies. An aviation task force that includes the airport and economic development partners has hired a full-time senior aviation specialist to recruit new companies to the airport, which will mean more investment and more jobs for the community.

How many runways does PTI have?

PTI has three runways that are used by our airlines and other companies that do business at the airport.

  • The main runway, 5/23, is 10,001 feet long.
  • The cross-wind runway, 14/32, is 6,380 feet long.
  • The parallel runway, 5L/23R, is 9,000 feet long.
How many total passengers fly out of PTI?

Click here to access our enplaned passenger statistics!

How old is the terminal and how big is it?

The current passenger terminal facility began operations on October 9, 1982 and has undergone several renovations and expansions.

The passenger terminal building contains:

  • 296,000 square feet on two public levels
  • 65,000 square feet on the service level below ground level
  • 25 aircraft parking positions adjacent to the two concourses
  • Separate baggage claim and ticket counter areas for each concourse.
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