The Charleston County Aviation Authority employs approximately 200 full-time employees responsible for administration and operation of Charleston International Airport (CHS), Charleston Executive Airport (JZI) on Johns Island and Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (LRO).
Chartered in 1970 by the State of South Carolina as a special purpose district, the Aviation Authority is governed by an 11-member board comprised of local mayors, state and county elected officials and business leaders from the region. The goal of the Aviation Authority is to provide first-class facilities that embrace the history, culture and beauty of Charleston and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
Charleston International Airport (CHS) is centrally located in the Charleston, S.C., metropolitan area and provides a first impression of the local community to the 4 million passengers annually coming to the Lowcountry for business and leisure activities. The airport campus houses the airlines and related contractors, restaurant and retail concessionaires, the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Patrol, law enforcement and the CCAA staff and administrative offices. In addition to the terminal building, the airport property houses an air cargo facility, fixed-based operators Landmark Aviation and Atlantic Aviation ad parking for airport workers as well rental car, taxi, shuttle and valet services.