CHS In The News

Aviation Authority adopts interim regulations for ride share operators

Ride-share provider UberX can now legally operate a Charleston International Airport.  

Seattle, Fort Lauderdale service coming to Charleston International Airport

November will be a big month for new air service at Charleston International Airport (CHS). First up is Alaska Airlines transcontinental service to Seattle followed by JetBlue service to Fort Lauderdale.

Traffic light change coming to International Boulevard

A change is coming to the intersection of International Boulevard and South Aviation Avenue on Monday, July 27.

Harvest & Grounds Bakery and Coffee opens for business

Finally! There’s a place in the airport to get a cup of coffee before you go through security or while you wait for your bags to come off the plane.

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.

Aviation Authority CFO to lead Southeastern group of airport executives

Chief Financial Officer Judith Olmstead has been elected to serve as the 2015-2016 president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives. Olmstead will assume her new role in July.  

Aviation Authority surpasses blood drive goal of 40 pints

More than 30 people at Charleston International Airport donated 43 pints of blood during the May Aviation Authority/American Red Cross Blood Drive, helping reach and surpass the goal of collecting 40 pints of blood.  

DeSano Pizza Bakery opens its CHS restaurant

DeSano Pizza Bakery is the first of the airport’s new food and beverage concessions to open as part of the $189 million Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP).

Two SC State students picked for aviation internship program

Two South Carolina State students have been selected as the first to participate in the Charleston County Aviation Authority’s internship program.  

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.

United Airlines moving to Concourse B8 and B10

United Airlines is moving from its long-time home on Concourse A to make way for renovations that are part of the $189 million Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP).

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.

One lane of International Boulevard near airport to close for construction

One lane of International Boulevard near the airport will be closed for three nights next week to accommodate construction by Boeing South Carolina.

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.

More to love: Southwest announces more new service for CHS

Southwest Airlines announced today that it will start daily, non-stop service between Charleston and Dallas Love Field starting Aug. 9. The announcement comes just two weeks after the airline announced new, Saturday only service.

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.

Two lanes of International Boulevard shifting

Due to construction by Boeing, traffic using the outbound lanes of International Boulevard will be detoured beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18.

CHS gives Porter Airlines a southern welcome for inaugural flight

Passengers celebrated alongside Porter Airlines today on its inaugural flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Charleston, S.C., the company’s newest seasonal destination. This is the only non-stop flight connecting Canada and Charleston.

Southwest adds weekly service to Dallas Love Field

Southwest Airlines will add Saturday service from Charleston International Airport to Dallas Love Field beginning April 11.

Utility work on International Boulevard could slow traffic

Motorists, including anyone flying out of Charleston International Airport in the next week, are advised to use caution and anticipate minor delays while traveling on International Boulevard.  

Charleston International passengers paying less for domestic airfare

Passengers flying out of Charleston International Airport are paying less for average domestic airfare than those at other regional airports recently ranked by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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.

CHS apron expansion receives award of excellence

The 2013 apron expansion project at Charleston International Airport has been recognized with the American Concrete Pavement Association’s Excellence in Concrete Pavement award.

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.  

New airline ticket counters open, JetBlue, United move in

United Airlines and JetBlue Airways are the first to make the move from the old counters built in the late 1980s to the new, modern ticket counters that will transform the passenger check-in experience.  

Porter Airlines dances its way to Charleston International Airport

Porter Airlines is introducing seasonal service between Charleston, S.C., and Toronto. From February 14 to May 2, 2015, Porter will operate one weekly round-trip flight, with introductory one-way fares. 

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