2014 News

Airport bustling during the holiday travel season

Christmas travelers are expected to once again converge on Charleston International Airport just weeks after very busy Thanksgiving travel period. A repeat from Thanksgiving – the discount remote parking lot promotion returns for Christmas travelers.

Santa Claus visiting Charleston International Airport

Santa Claus is coming to Charleston International Airport on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

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. 

Aviation Authority spreads holiday cheer in support of Toys for Tots

The Charleston County Aviation Authority is proud to once again be a donation site for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

Tips to make your holiday travel spirits bright

Here are some helpful tips to create a positive passenger experience at Charleston International Airport during the holiday travel period.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Save some dough on airport parking during holidays

Charleston International Airport is offering holiday travelers discounts on parking this year.  Thanksgiving and Christmas travelers can save money by parking in the CHS seasonal overflow parking lots.

CCAA police officers to receive departmental commendations

Officers Donald Stewart and Kevin McGowan of the Aviation Authority Police Department will be honored for saving the life of a passenger that suffered a heart attack at Charleston International this past summer.  

Aviation Authority Board elects slate of officers

The Charleston County Aviation Authority Board during its annual meeting today elected a slate of officers.  

Delta Air Lines – the ‘Gem of the South’ – marks 80 years in Charleston

Delta Air Lines today marked its 80th year in Charleston with a walk back in time. Photographs and other images that harken to the airline’s history in Charleston were on display as airport workers joined Delta employees to celebrate the anniversary.

Delta Air Lines celebrating 80 years in Charleston

Delta Air Lines celebrates 80 years in Charleston with a reception and media availability at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Charleston International Airport.  

Gangway! First of 15 new jet bridges being installed

Today, the first of 15 new aircraft jet bridges will be installed at Gate B2 at Charleston International Airport.

Charleston International website now easier to navigate on the go

Charleston International Airport has converted its web site to a mobile responsive design, making it easier to look up information on mobile phones and tablets.

Aviation Authority welcomes four members to board

Four people have been appointed to the Charleston County Aviation Authority Board with terms that were effective June 1, 2014.

Terminal renovation milestone marked by ‘Topping Out’

It is a time-honored tradition to conduct a topping out ceremony when the last brick, steel beam or piece of concrete has been placed in a construction project. Austin|Hitt, the joint venture team leading the Charleston International Airport terminal redevelopment, continued that tradition today when it placed the last major structural steel in the renovation project – a rooftop dome.  

CHS welcomes new JetBlue service to Washington, D.C.

Charleston International Airport joined JetBlue Airways today in celebrating the addition of two new, non-stop flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  

Area graduations could affect airport traffic

Beginning Friday, May 30, area high school graduations could affect traffic coming to and leaving Charleston International Airport.

New deputy director or airports named

Al Britnell, director of public safety, has been named the Charleston County Aviation Authority’s new deputy director of airports for administration and public safety.

Aviation Authority recognizes Earth Day with FOD Walk

The Charleston County Aviation Authority and Charleston International Airport will recognize Earth Day 2014 with two FOD Walks at CHS.

Southwest Airlines wants to add nonstop CHS to Dallas Love Field service

Southwest Airlines announced today that it wants to add 20 flights to 12 new nonstop destinations, including Charleston, S.C., if the airline is able to acquire two additional gates at Dallas Love Field.

JetBlue addition of flights to Washington, D.C. a "vote of confidence"

JetBlue Airways’ decision to add nonstop service to Washington, D.C., from Charleston International Airport is a “vote of confidence” in the Charleston region.

JetBlue adds new non-stop flight from CHS to Washington, D.C.

Two dailyJetBlue  flights to Reagan National Airport begin June 19.

TSA pre check application center opens in Charleston

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the official opening of an application site in Charleston for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program for travelers.

Growing Charleston International Airport not so sleepy anymore

Charleston International Airport is busier than ever and breaking records for passengers flying in and out of the South Carolina’s busiest airport.  

Four traffic lanes to close Monday, Jan. 6

At 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, four of the eight lanes of traffic in front of Charleston International Airport will close to accommodate the airport’s renovation and new construction. The lanes will remain closed for most of 2014.

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