The study explained how handing over control of the airport could benefit passengers.
It stated an airport authority could increase the number and add more nonstop flights to more destinations giving travelers more choices, and saving them time.
"It's very frustrating go to Boston, Newark and Logan and it would be great to have more nonstop to Logan," said traveler Maureen McShane.
The increased traffic could benefit the whole community by creating more opportunities for area businesses and boosting the airport's economic impact on the area, which is already estimated at $12.5 billion.
"I think more exposure, people coming in here, from smaller cities taking flights, and maybe stay overnight which would help with hotels," McShane said.
The report also says airport workers stand to gain with more competitive compensation.
Although the process to get here has been political, with heated meetings and accusations of deception, the study found switching to an authority, would take the politics out of the airport.
The study recommends the city of Charlotte have a big say in who sits on that new airport authority board.