The Charleston County Aviation Authority has launched a new website that showcases the Charleston International Airport’s upcoming Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program.
The TRIP microsite went live today at www.chs-trip.com. It can also be viewed from the TRIP link on the airport’s main web site at www.chs-airport.com and on mobile devices using a TRIP QR code. The web site will allow people to follow the construction through stories, blog posts, photographs and videos. Content will grow as the construction progresses.
"We’re excited to provide the community, our passengers, airport employees and our tenants with a way to follow the construction progress through engaging and informative visual content and through stories about the work and the people behind the work," said Hernan E. Peña Jr., chairman of the Aviation Authority’s TRIP Committee.
For the airport’s 2.6 million passengers a year, the web site “Construction Alerts” page will provide quick access to important information about road closings, airline ticket counter relocations, security checkpoint changes, detours and other construction-related work that could impact wayfinding in and outside the airport terminal.
"Things could get a little loud and a little messy, but the temporary inconvenience will lead to long-term improvement of the customer experience at Charleston International Airport," said Paul Campbell, director of airports. “We’re going to do our best to keep people informed, keep people safe and make it as easy as possible to navigate around the construction.”
Earlier this year, construction of a new rental car pavilion began as did the expansion of the aircraft tarmac. In the coming two years the almost 30-year-old airport will undergo a major transformation to offer a world-class airport facility. Renovations also will take place in the ticketing lobby, TSA screening, baggage claim, the central hall, and in the airport’s two airline concourses, including the boarding lounge areas. In addition a new central energy plant will be built to improve energy efficiency throughout the airport.