Memorial Day shaping up to be busy travel weekend
The official start of summer is poised to be a busy travel weekend at Charleston International Airport. That means passengers should plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flight is scheduled to take off.
Saturdays just got better Southwest
Southwest Airlines will begin weekly Saturday service between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Denver International Airport (DEN) on June 11, 2016.
CHS with other S.C. airports honored for diversity efforts
The South Carolina Airports Coalition, which includes Charleston International Airport (CHS), Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) today will receive the Outstanding Business Award from the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Riley Institute at Furman University during the 2016 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards.
Conceptual plan for Mother Emanuel AME memorial unveiled
The Charleston International Airport memorial to the victims and survivors of the Mother Emanuel AME Church shootings will be a place for reflection and contemplation, and it will showcase for millions of visitors the remarkable community response that followed the tragic events of June 17, 2015.
CHS hosts its first DBE Fly-In
More than 100 business owners from around the state turned out last Friday for the South Carolina Airports DBE Fly-In hosted by Charleston International Airport (CHS).
Temporary lane closures start Jan. 25
Construction in front of the Charleston International Airport will result in temporary lane closures affecting those dropping off and picking up passengers beginning Monday, January 25.
JetBlue aunches Fort Lauderdale service, announces another new route
JetBlue Airways will add a third daily flight between Charleston and Washington’s Reagan National Airport starting May 4. The news comes on the heels of today’s launch of nonstop daily service to Fort Lauderdale and an earlier announcement that JetBlue would in April 2016 add a second Boston route from CHS.
Construction milestones reached just in time for holiday travel
This weekend some big changes are coming to Charleston International Airport – just in time to make holiday travel a little easier. Closed for more than a year, the traffic lanes in front of the terminal will reopen on Saturday morning and the new exit lane for arriving passengers will open in the airport’s Central Hall.
Thanksgiving tops the list for busiest time for holiday travel
More people travel through Charleston International Airport for Thanksgiving compared with Christmas, but the busiest travel day for turkey day might not be what you think. More people travel on Thanksgiving Day to avoid the travel crush, right? Not at CHS.
Plan ahead for hassle free Thanksgiving travel
Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest travel time of the year. Here are some helpful tips to make the passenger experience with Charleston International Airport as good as grandma’s turkey day pumpkin pie.
Alaska Airlines launches CHS to Seattle service
Alaska Airlines is expanding its Seattle hub with new service from Seattle to Charleston, the seventh new city the carrier has added this year, following last month's start of service from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham. A popular destination for both business and pleasure, Charleston has rich history while being a major business hub for companies worldwide.
Database created to identify businesses owned by women and minorities
The Charleston County Aviation Authority has created a database designed to identify women- and minority-owned companies interested in future business opportunities with the CCAA and its three airports. The initiative is one of several undertaken by the CCAA in 2015 to build partnerships in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.
Aviation Authority Board elects new chairman
The Charleston County Aviation Authority Board today elected officers, including a new leader following Chairman Andy Savage’s decision to step down due to a busy work schedule.
New JetBlue service connects Charleston and Fort Lauderdale starting Nov. 19
JetBlue today announced it will offer daily nonstop service between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) starting Nov. 19. The addition nonstop service between Charleston and Fort Lauderdale brings CHS’ destinations to 24 airports in 19 cities in the United States and Canada.
Retail store the first of all-new airport shopping planned at CHS
Low Country Harley-Davidson opened its doors to Charleston International Airport travelers on May 4. It is the first in an all-new lineup of retail shopping coming to the airport as part of the $189 million Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP).
Alaska Airlines starting Charleston to Seattle nonstop service
Charleston’s growing air service reached a milestone with the announcement that Alaska Airlines is adding direct, non-stop transcontinental flights between Seattle–Tacoma International Airport and Charleston International Airport starting Nov. 16. Nonstop flights begin this fall, introductory fares starting at $139* and $159* now on sale.
CHS opens new addition to Concourse B
New gates, new look, great passenger experience. It’s been 18 months in the making. On Tuesday, April 14, Charleston International Airport will open its new addition to Concourse B.
CHS consolidated TSA screening checkpoint opens April 15
The airport opens its new consolidated TSA screening checkpoint on Wednesday, April 15.
Currently the TSA operates two separate checkpoints at CHS. The new, single checkpoint will screen all passengers flying out of Charleston International, regardless of airline.
American Airlines, US Airways at CHS on the move Tuesday
On Tuesday, US Airways and American Airlines will open new ticket counters on the west side of the CHS Ticketing Hall. The move from old counters built in the 1980s to new, modern ticket counters will transform the passenger check-in experience.
Changes coming to TSA screening locations at CHS
Passengers traveling out of Charleston International Airport on Tuesday, April 14, will want to give themselves extra time to get through security. Work is under way to move to and open the new consolidated TSA screening checkpoint.
Silver Airways starts flights from CHS to Orlando and Tampa
Silver Airways, Florida’s largest intrastate airline, is now providing a convenient air service link between Charleston, S.C., and Central Florida. The airline today started daily nonstop service from Charleston International Airport (CHS) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).
S.C. State first to participate in new CCAA internship program
S.C. State University will be the first higher education institution to participate in a new internship program created by the Charleston County Aviation Authority for Charleston International Airport and its two general aviation airports on Johns Island and in Mount Pleasant.
Airport Complex creates jobs, pumps billions into local economy
Charleston International Airport pumps more than $1 billion dollars into the region’s economy through the jobs at its terminal and those jobs created as a result of visiting air travelers, according to a new study by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce that examines the economic impact of the Charleston International Airport Aviation Complex, which includes Joint Base Charleston and Boeing South Carolina.
Charleston International Airport sets new passenger record
Charleston International Airport (CHS) set an all-time record of 3.13 million passengers flying in and out of the airport in 2014. It is the first time ever that the airport has topped 3 million passengers. The 2014 passenger count is a 7 percent increase over 2013 and a whopping 55 percent increase since 2010.
Silver Airways connecting CHS to more Florida destinations
Silver Airways is introducing a new and convenient link between Charleston, S.C., and Central Florida. Starting March 19, 2015, the airline will offer daily nonstop service between Charleston and Orlando, and between Charleston and Tampa. In addition to the nonstop service, the new flights from Charleston are designed to offer travelers easy one-stop service to Fort Lauderdale, including at least one direct flight in each direction on weekdays.