Christmas travel: Plan ahead, arrive early, wrap packages later | Monday, December 21, 2015
Christmas week is a busy time of year at CHS. In 2014, approximately 59,000 travelers flew in and out of the airport during the week of Christmas. Another 60,000 or so people flew in and out of CHS during the week of New Year’s in 2014.
Southwest at CHS begins flying to Denver this summer | Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Southwest Airlines will begin Saturday service between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Denver International Airport (DEN) this coming summer. The weekly nonstop flight begins on June 11, 2016.
JetBlue launches Fort Lauderdale service, announces another new route | Thursday, November 19, 2015
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.
JetBlue launches daily service to Fort Lauderdale | Thursday, November 19, 2015
JetBlue Airways at Charleston International Airport (CHS) is making it easier for Lowcountry residents to visit Florida with daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida.
Plan ahead for hassle free Thanksgiving travel | Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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.
Construction milestones reached just in time for holiday travel | Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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 | Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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.
Alaska Airlines launches CHS to Seattle service | Monday, November 16, 2015
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.
CHS taxiway improvements get the go ahead | Thursday, October 22, 2015
Charleston International Airport’s effort to improve its taxiways will take off soon with the help of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Database created to identify businesses owned by women and minorities | Monday, October 19, 2015
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 | Thursday, September 17, 2015
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 | Thursday, July 9, 2015
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 surpasses blood drive goal of 40 pints | Monday, May 18, 2015
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 | Friday, May 15, 2015
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).
Retail store the first of all-new airport shopping planned at CHS | Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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 | Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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 | Monday, April 20, 2015
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 consolidated TSA screening checkpoint opens April 15 | Friday, April 10, 2015
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.
CHS opens new addition to Concourse B | Friday, April 10, 2015
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.
American Airlines, US Airways at CHS on the move Tuesday | Monday, March 30, 2015
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 | Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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 | Thursday, March 19, 2015
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 | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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 | Thursday, February 26, 2015
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 | Thursday, February 19, 2015
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.
CHS gives Porter Airlines a southern welcome for inaugural flight | Saturday, February 14, 2015
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.
Charleston International Airport sets new passenger record | Monday, February 2, 2015
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 | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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 | Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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.