Those traveling via air from the Piedmont region of North Carolina frequently find good fares at the nearby Piedmont Triad International Airport. The cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point, North Carolina, are all within a short driving distance of the airport, and those who utilize the airport have an easy gateway to the rest of the world. Those who use Piedmont Triad, also known by its FAA identifier of GSO, can reach 16 American cities on one of 60 daily flights. In addition to these nonstop destinations, the airport provides travelers an opportunity to reach hundreds of destinations in the United States and abroad with one-stop service.
All of the major legacy airlines operate at GSO, and Delta, United, and US Airways vie for the top spot in terms of daily flights and passengers. Delta operates 17 daily flights to Atlanta, New York (LaGuardia), New York (JFK), Detroit, and Cincinnati. US Airways has a total of 19 daily flights broken up between Charlotte, Philadelphia and Washington (Reagan). United flies to Newark, Chicago (O’Hare), and Washington (Dulles) on 12 daily flights. American Airlines lags behind the other three with only five daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami. In addition to the four major airlines, travelers can use Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines to reach resort destinations in Florida such as Orlando and Tampa-St. Pete.
The busiest route out of Piedmont Triad International Airport travels to Atlanta. Approximately 242,000 passengers flew to Atlanta from GSO in the year between August 2011 and July 2012. 179,000 passengers flew to nearby Charlotte in the same time period. Routes to New York (LaGuardia), Philadelphia, Chicago (O’Hare), Detroit, Newark, Dallas-Fort Worth, and the two Washington, D.C., airports rounded out the top ten routes in terms of passengers.
The terminal at GSO has a total of 26 gates in operation. There are two concourses in the main terminal building that are known as the North Concourse and the South Concourse. Delta and United Airlines utilize the gates in the North Concourse. The South Concourse hosts flights from all of the other commercial airlines that fly in and out of Piedmont Triad International Airport.