Arriving passengers to encounter temporary detour | Monday, December 19, 2016

Passengers arriving at Charleston International Airport beginning Tuesday will notice a new detour even though the terminal redevelopment is complete. CHS is installing automated doors in the exit lane that separates the secure side of the airport from the public side. This is the area that arriving passengers pass through on their way to baggage claim or rental car pickup.  

Plan ahead for a hassle-free holiday travel | Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas and the New Year are both festive and busy travel times. Here are some helpful hints and resources to make your passenger experience with Charleston International Airport one of your new favorite things about the holiday season.

Santa arrives at CHS on Dec. 13 | Friday, December 9, 2016

Santa Claus is coming to town, Charleston International Airport, specifically. Jolly ole Saint Nick is leaving Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, you know Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen at the North Pole with Rudolph and is jetting in on Delta Air Lines on Dec. 13.

Thanksgiving travel soared at Charleston International | Friday, December 9, 2016

Thanksgiving travel increased a solid 10 percent over 2015, keeping Charleston International Airport on track toward a fifth consecutive year of record-breaking passenger numbers.

Mural tells story of Andre Michaux's botanical garden | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On property now occupied by Charleston International Airport there once stood a botanical garden created in 1786 by legendary French Royal Botanist Andre Michaux. From this garden and nursery Michaux exported plants, trees and shrubs to France and imported old world species that have become synonymous with the South – crepe myrtle and camellias among them.

Holiday fliers, new terminal kick off busy travel season | Friday, November 18, 2016

Nearly 100,000 people flew in and out of Charleston International Airport during Thanksgiving week in 2015. CHS expects to be just as busy this year. That means passengers should plan ahead for everything from finding parking to checking in to going through security screening.

The CHS-Citadel Bulldog Connection | Wednesday, November 16, 2016

With the roar of aircraft surrounding them, 11 cadets and veteran students from The Citadel stood on Taxiway Alpha studying how Charleston International Airport is improving its infrastructure to support a rapidly growing Lowcountry aviation industry.

Airport renovation comes in for a landing | Tuesday, October 25, 2016

An unprecedented four-year project to transform South Carolina’s largest airport into a modern, sophisticated hub of air travel for its 3.5 million passengers and the greater Charleston community is now complete.

CHS Construction Fun Facts | Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Charleston International Airport was built in 1985 and had changed little before the terminal redevelopment began in 2012. Think about this: If the mobile phone, invented in 1973, had not changed in 30 or 40 years, it would be big enough to be considered a personal item alongside your carryon luggage.

TRIP Timeline | Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A timeline of the CHS Terminal Redevelopment and Imrpovement Program.

Airport transformation, new brand image to be genuinely Charleston | Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Charleston International Airport today unveiled its new brand to complement the airport’s extensive modernization and to foster an internationally recognizable and genuinely Charleston passenger experience for the 3.4 million plus people who fly in and out of the Holy City annually.

DNC celebrates opening of 3 restaurants | Thursday, October 20, 2016

Delaware North, a global hospitality and food service company, today formally celebrated the opening of three new restaurant and retail outlets at Charleston International Airport (CHS). Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill, a restaurant designed by the golf legend, Caviar & Bananas, a southern-style gourmet market, and Harvest & Grounds, a coffee and retail kiosk, all opened during the summer as part of the airport’s ongoing Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP).

Airports Coalition hosting Business Expo | Monday, October 31, 2016

The South Carolina Airports Coalition is partnering with the University of South Carolina to host The 2016 Ultimate Business Expo for small and minority contractors and suppliers on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Koger Center for the Arts at 1051 Greene St., Columbia.

DOT bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones from airplanes | Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States.

Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill opens | Friday, September 16, 2016

The long-awaited Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill with a savory selection of “home cooked” meals is now open at Charleston International Airport.

Charleston Metro Chamber gives Aviation Authority 2016 Beacon Award | Friday, September 16, 2016

The Charleston County Aviation Authority and the terminal renovation at Charleston International Airport were named the Beacon Award winner by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sept. 15 during the 2016 annual Honors Night awards ceremony.

CHS soaring toward new passenger record for 2016 | Thursday, August 4, 2016

With 1.8 million passengers already this year, Charleston International Airport (CHS) is on course to break another record in 2016.

Eddie Bauer store opens | Friday, July 29, 2016

The Hudson Group has opened its Eddie Bauer store in Charleston International Airport’s central marketplace. It is the sixth Hudson Group store to open as part of the airport’s Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program.

The Golden Pineapple goes to...... | Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Charleston County Aviation Authority is a 2016 recipient of the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau's Golden Pineapple Award.

New CFO starts work Aug. 8 | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Doug Boston, founder and president of Cyan Financial in Mount Pleasant, has been named chief financial officer for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, owner and operator of Charleston International Airport, Mount Pleasant Regional Airport and Charleston Executive Airport.

Tech On The Go opens at CHS | Friday, July 22, 2016

On the heels of two new restaurants opening, a fifth new retail store opened today. Tech On The Go, a brand operated by Hudson Group, is an electronics and tech product store that caters to travelers. It’s located after security in the airport’s central marketplace for shopping and dining.

Burger King, Caviar & Bananas opening Saturday, Sunday | Friday, July 15, 2016

CHS is getting all new bars and restaurants, several with Charleston connections, as part of the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP). On Saturday, Burger King opens for business followed on Sunday by Caviar and Bananas.

Charleston International Airport aces FAA inspection again | Friday, July 15, 2016

Charleston International Airport passed certification inspection with flying colors for two consecutive years.

Director of airports to retire Dec. 31 | Monday, June 20, 2016

The Charleston County Aviation Authority announced today that Senator Paul Campbell will retire effective December 31.

Southwest nonstop to the Mile High City starts June 11 | Monday, June 6, 2016

Southwest Airline’s weekly service between Charleston and Denver takes flight for the first time on Saturday, June 11.

Memorial Day shaping up to be busy travel weekend | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The official start of summer is poised to be a busy travel weekend at Charleston International Airport. That means passengers should plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flight is scheduled to take off.

Saturdays just got better Southwest | Friday, May 20, 2016

Southwest Airlines will begin weekly Saturday service between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Denver International Airport (DEN) on June 11, 2016.

Citadel cadets selected for Airport Management summer internship | Thursday, May 19, 2016

Two rising seniors from The Citadel will participate in the Charleston County Aviation Authority’s 2016 Airport Management Internship this summer. The Aviation Authority internship program is entering its second year.

CHS with other S.C. airports honored for diversity efforts | Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The South Carolina Airports Coalition, which includes Charleston International Airport (CHS), Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) today will receive the Outstanding Business Award from the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Riley Institute at Furman University during the 2016 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards.  

Aviation Authority selects Hernan E. Peña Jr. as VP of engineering | Friday, April 8, 2016

Hernan E. Peña Jr., director of traffic and transportation at the City of Charleston, has been named vice president of engineering at the Charleston County Aviation Authority, owner and operator of Charleston International Airport (CHS).  

Statement on travel, Belgium terror attack | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A statement from Paul G. Campbell Jr., executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, regarding travel and the Belgium terror attacks.

Conceptual plan for Mother Emanuel AME tribute unveiled | Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Charleston International Airport tribute to the victims and survivors of the Mother Emanuel AME Church shootings will be a place for reflection and contemplation, and it will showcase for millions of visitors the remarkable community response that followed the tragic events of June 17, 2015.

CHS hosts its first DBE Fly-In | Monday, February 1, 2016

More than 100 business owners from around the state turned out last Friday for the South Carolina Airports DBE Fly-In hosted by Charleston International Airport (CHS).

Temporary lane closures start Jan. 25 | Friday, January 22, 2016

Construction in front of the Charleston International Airport will result in temporary lane closures affecting those dropping off and picking up passengers beginning Monday, January 25.

Charleston International welcomes record number of passengers in 2015 | Thursday, January 21, 2016

Charleston International Airport greeted a record 3.4 million passengers in 2015, breaking its 2014 record and marking a fifth consecutive year of growth.

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