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CityCodeAirport Name
Asheville AVL       Asheville Regional Airport
Charlotte CLT Charlotte Douglas Int'l
Fayetteville (Ft Bragg) FAY Fayetteville Regional Airport / Grannis Field
Greensboro GSO Piedmont Triad Int'l
Greenville NC PGV Pitt Greenville Airport
Hickory HKY Hickory Regional
High Point GSO Piedmont Triad Intl
Jacksonville NC OAJ Albert J Ellis
Kinston ISO Kinston Regional Jetport / Stallings Field
New Bern EWN Craven County Regional
Pitt Greenville PGV Pitt Greenville Airport
Raleigh Durham RDU Raleigh-Durham Int'l
Wilmington ILM Wilmington International
Winston Salem INT Smith Reynolds Airport

Chattanooga CHA Chattanooga Metropolitan
Florence FLO Florence Regional
Grnville Sprtnbg GSP Greenville-Spartanburg Int'l
Hilton Head HHH Hilton Head Island
Knoxville TYS McGhee Tyson Airport
Myrtle Beach MYR Myrtle Beach Int'l
Norfolk ORF Norfolk Int'l
Tri Cities TRI Tri Cities Airport

There are many airports in North and South Carolina. However, not all North and South Carolina airports have regularly scheduled flights. We do not list the smallest airports, since there is no way to provide you flights from those airports.

North Carolina is a state in the Southern United States. One of the original states, it is home to the first English colony in the Americas. It was also the location of the first successful flight of the Wright brothers' airplane one of the first heavier than air flying machines.

North Carolina consists of three main geographic sections: the coastal plain, which occupies the eastern 45% of the state; the Piedmont region, which contains the middle 35%; and the Appalachian Mountains and foothills, which take up the remaining 20% of the state in the west.

The coastal plain begins in the east as a chain of narrow, sandy barrier islands known as the "Outer Banks". The Outer Banks encompass two sounds Albemarle Sound in the north and Pamlico Sound in the south; they are the two largest landlocked sounds in the United States. Inland the coastal plain is relatively flat, with rich soils which grow tobacco, soybeans, and cotton. The major rivers of this section, the Neuse River, Tar River, Pamlico River, and Cape Fear River, tend to be slow-moving and wide.

The coastal plain transitions to the Piedmont region along the "fall line", a line which marks the elevation at which waterfalls first appear on streams and rivers. The Piedmont region of central North Carolina is the state's most urbanized and densely-populated section - all five of the state's largest cities are located in the Piedmont. It consists of gently rolling countryside frequently broken by hills or low isolated mountain ridges. A number of small, deeply eroded mountain ranges and peaks are located in the Piedmont.

The western section of the state is part of the Appalachian Mountain range. Among the subranges of the Appalachians located in the state are the Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Balsams, Pisgahs, and the Black Mountains. The Black Mountains are the highest mountains in the Eastern United States, and culminate in Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet (2,037 m). It is the highest point east of the Mississippi River. Due to the higher altitude in the mountains, the climate often differs starkly from the rest of the state. Winters in western North Carolina typically feature significant snowfall and subfreezing temperatures more akin to a northern state than a southern one.

Due to geography, rich history, and growing industry, North Carolina provides a large range of recreational activities from swimming at the beach to skiing in the mountains. North Carolina offers fall colors, freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunting, birdwatching, agritourism, ATV trails, ballooning, biking, hiking, boating and sailing, camping, canoeing, caving (spelunking), gardens, and arboretums. North Carolina has theme parks, aquariums, zoos, museums, historic sites, lighthouses, elegant theaters, concert halls, and fine dining. North Carolinians enjoy outdoor recreation utilizing numerous local bike paths, 34 state parks, and 14 national parks. (airports)

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