CHS nearing a new passenger record | Thursday, December 28, 2017

More destinations, more fliers puts Charleston International Airport near a new record of 4 million passengers served. 

Plan ahead for a hassle-free Christmas travel | Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday travel can be hectic. Airports are abuzz with travelers excited to get to their destinations. Charleston International Airport is pleased to be a part of the festivities and offer these tips to help take the hassle out of flying this time of year.

Santa to touch down at CHS on Tuesday | Monday, December 18, 2017

The prep and landing team at Charleston International Airport is ready for Santa’s visit on Tuesday morning. Passengers and airport workers are invited to meet Santa as he walks around the terminal. His plane lands at 9 a.m.

New nursing stations now open | Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nursing mothers now have a private place to breastfeed or pump at Charleston International Airport. The Mamava suite is a self-contained, mobile pod with benches, a fold-down table, an electrical outlet for plugging in a breast pump, and a door that can be locked for privacy.

American Airlines plans CHS to ORD service | Wednesday, November 29, 2017

American Airlines announced Nov. 28 that it will launch service between Charleston and its Chicago O’Hare (ORD) hub in May 2018.

October 2017 enplanements jump 25 percent | Monday, November 27, 2017

A record 362,851 people – 11,704 people a day – flew in and out of Charleston International Airport in October. That’s a 24 percent increase over the same month in 2016.

Puppy love coming to CHS | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

You can’t find a parking space. There’s a line at the ticket counter and an even longer wait to get through security. Flying can be stressful but on Wednesday, Nov. 22, Charlotte, Bosley, Lulu and 21 of their friends will be roaming Charleston International Airport in hopes of making your day before Thanksgiving travel a bit easier.  

Stress-free Thanksgiving travel: Plan ahead, arrive early | Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas may be the most wonderful time of year but Thanksgiving is the busiest at Charleston International Airport. Beginning this weekend and continuing through Nov. 27, an estimated 100,000 people are expected to fly in and out of the airport.

Weather hurts September passenger counts; CHS still on track to reach 4M by year's end | Monday, October 30, 2017

Fewer passengers flew in and out of Charleston International Airport in September, because tropical weather here and elsewhere closed airports and cancelled flights. However, CHS remains on track to reach a record-breaking 4 million paasengers served by year's end. 

August eclipse propels CHS passenger counts | Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Passenger traffic at Charleston International Airport rose 10.4 percent in August.

Frontier Airlines arriving in February | Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Frontier Airlines today announced it will launch flights to two new cities from Charleston International Airport with low-fares to Chicago O’Hare and Philadelphia. Earlier this summer the airline announced service to Denver starting in spring 2018.

Hurricane Irma Updates | Thursday, September 7, 2017

Information about operations at Charleston International Airport (CHS) will be posted here as it is available and as long as weather permits. 

July 2017 enplanements climb 8.2 percent | Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Enplanements at Charleston International Airport rose again in July. The number of people boarding a departing flight rose 8.24 percent as compared to July 2016

Proposed DBE goal for FY 2018-2020 | Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Charleston County Aviation Authority is seeking public comment on its proposed overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal for fiscal year 2018 to 2020.

Airport renovation lauded by SC public works professionals | Monday, August 14, 2017

Charleston International Airport’s terminal redevelopment, which wrapped in late 2016, has been honored by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association as its 2017 Public Works Project of the Year.

June was another big month at CHS | Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Passenger traffic at Charleston International Airport continued to soar in June with a 6 percent increase in the number of people flying out of the airport compared to last year. 

New TSA airport screening procedures for carry-on bags to better focus on threats | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes.

CHS welcomes Frontier Airlines' plans to launch service beginning spring 2018 | Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Charleston International Airport and the Charleston County Aviation Authority are pleased with today’s announcement that Frontier Airlines intends to launch nonstop service between the Lowcountry and Denver beginning in spring 2018.

Airport police officer graduates from FBI National Academy | Friday, July 7, 2017

Aviation Authority Police Captain Chris Helms is now a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy, a 10-week professional course of study designed for law enforcement leaders from around the U.S. and the world.

People boarding flights at CHS in record numbers | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Enplanements continued to climb in May at Charleston International Airport, breaking all previous records. The number of people boarding a flight at CHS – reached 193,095 in May. That’s a 58 percent increase in the last five years.

More people flying out of Charleston International so far in 2017 | Thursday, June 1, 2017

More Lowcountry residents are flying out of Charleston International Airport so far in 2017, and the increase comes during what is usually a slower travel period.

Terminal redevelopment recognized by airport peers | Friday, May 19, 2017

The terminal redevelopment project at Charleston International Airport has been honored by its peer airports in the southeast for outstanding architectural renovation.  

Taxiway improvements now complete | Thursday, May 4, 2017

A $24 million investment in infrastructure that supports the commercial airline industry and Boeing aircraft manufacturing at Charleston International Airport is now complete. 

Last of new restaurants opens on Concourse B | Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Samuel Adams Brewhouse is now open on Concourse B. The pub-style bar is the last of seven food and beverage establishments to open in conjunction with the airport’s terminal redevelopment. 

New destinations, more ways to fly this spring, summer | Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Charleston International Airport has more ways to fly, including two new destinations, this spring and summer

Southwest adds daily St. Louis, Denver nonstop service | Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lowcountry residents will be able to fly nonstop daily to St. Louis and Denver this summer.

Emanuel AME art exhibit and tribute opened to the public | Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Charleston International Airport art exhibit and tribute to the victims and survivors of the Mother Emanuel AME Church shootings opened today in the airport’s Central Hall.

2017 Aviation Authority Auction | Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Charleston County Aviation Authority is accepting sealed bids for surplus vehicles, equipment, furniture, electronics, and d├ęcor by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Traffic delays possible March 31 | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Motorists driving to and from the airport Friday morning March 31 should expect delays on South Aviation Avenue and are encouraged to consider alternate routes during this time.

American: More ways to fly at CHS | Monday, March 27, 2017

American Airlines is giving Charleston travelers more ways to fly this spring. Starting April 4 and continuing through summer, American is increasing the number of daily flights to Philadelphia and Miami. Plus, it will use larger aircraft with more seats for its two daily nonstop flights to Dallas-Fort Worth and two of its daily flights to Charlotte.

United offering more flights to Houston | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

United Airlines at Charleston International Airport will begin flying to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) three times a day this summer.

New exit lane for arriving passengers opens | Monday, March 13, 2017

Beginning March 13, arriving Charleston International Airport passengers will exit the airline gate area via a new set of automated security doors that are designed to provide enhanced security between the post-checkpoint side of the airport and the public side.

TSA prepared for 10-year high in Spring Break travel | Friday, March 10, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration is prepared for the start of the Spring Break travel period, which typically begins in late February and continues into April. TSA will screen approximately 62 million travelers at airports nationwide in March.  

TSA dog Iill retires | Thursday, February 23, 2017

On Feb. 23, 2017, Iill became a family pet when he was retired from service during a short ceremony in the security checkpoint at CHS.

Travel Alert: Delays possible Friday during POTUS visit | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Passengers scheduled to fly in and out of Charleston International Airport on Friday will experience brief delays adn or disruptions between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the President of the United States is scheduled to be here.

Delaware North opens airport's Charleston Beer Works | Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Delaware North has announced the opening of Charleston Beer Works at Charleston International Airport (CHS), which marks the eighth new concept for the company at CHS in the past 18 months.

TSA canine Jack retires at CHS | Friday, January 20, 2017

Jack the TSA dog retired Jan. 20, 2017, from his life of working in airports and at other important functions where safety and security was his duty and responsibility. For the last seven years Jack has worked at Charleston International Airport.

It's a record! 3.7M passengers | Thursday, January 19, 2017

Support from its six airlines and a commitment to providing an outstanding passenger experience led Charleston International Airport to another record-breaking year in 2016. Passenger enplanements and deplanements grew for a sixth straight year to 3,704,270 people flying in and out of CHS. That’s an increase of 8.4 percent over 2015

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