CHS police earn prestigious state accreditation | Friday, December 21, 2018
The Aviation Authority Police Department has received accreditation by the S.C. Police Accreditation Coalition, making it the first airport police department to currently hold the state accreditation.
CHS soars to 4 million passengers | Thursday, December 20, 2018
It’s a new record! More than 4.1 million people have flown in and out of Charleston International Airport so far this year.
Tips for stress-free holiday travel | Thursday, December 13, 2018
It’s the busiest time of year at Charleston International Airport. Check out our tips to make your travels enjoyable and stress free.
Santa is coming to CHS | Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Santa’s on-time arrival at Charleston International Airport is set for 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 17.
CHS headed for all-time passenger record | Friday, November 30, 2018
The number of people flying in and out of Charleston International Airport in October increased 13 percent over 2017. That puts CHS on target to exceed 4 million passengers by the end of 2018.
Plan ahead for Thanksgiving travel | Thursday, November 8, 2018
Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year at Charleston International Airport. Flying for the holiday? Plan ahead and arrive early.
New cell phone waiting lot opens today | Friday, November 2, 2018
You asked for more space in the cell phone waiting lot. We listened. Today a new cell phone waiting lot opened with twice the number of parking spaces for Charleston International Airport customers.
Students see STEM in action at airport | Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Charleston Transportation Security Administration (TSA) joined with Charleston International Airport (CHS) to host students from the North Charleston High School Law Enforcement class. Women in Homeland Security organized the Oct,. 24 event, the first in a series of educational opportunities designed to show students how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills are put to work in jobs at the TSA and the airport.
Delta to fly nonstop to Minneapolis-St. Paul | Friday, October 26, 2018
Delta Air Lines has announced new service between Charleston, S.C. and its hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning June 20, 2019
September passenger counts up 8.8% | Wednesday, October 24, 2018
In September enplanements rose 8.1 percent and deplanements rose 9.4 percent as compared with September 2017. People flying in and out rose from 290,436 to 315,970 for the month.
London's calling! British Airways launching first transatlantic flight in April 2019 | Thursday, October 18, 2018
We are royally proud to announce our new partnership with British Airways. Coming in April 2019 you can fly nonstop from Charleston International Airport to London Heathrow Airport twice a week And, if that weren't awesome enough, the rest of Europe is at your doorstep when you get to London. Read about this great news here.
British Airways Fact Sheet | Thursday, October 18, 2018
Learn more about today's announcement of nonstop flights between Charleston and London.
British Airways to launch CHS to London service | Thursday, October 18, 2018
British Airways will launch a twice a week summer service between Charleston and London Heathrow, offering the first transatlantic route for Charleston International Airport.
Airport officer top graduate at police academy | Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Nicole Pellegrini of the Aviation Authority Police Department graduated first in the 687th class of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Being tops in her class of 70 law enforcement officer trainees earned Pellegrini the coveted Joseph Preston “Peter” Strom Award and the Distinguished Graduate Award.
United to fly daily year round to Denver | Monday, October 8, 2018
United Airlines will begin flying between Charleston and Denver International Airport, offering customers more flights, better flight times and more connections beginning in February 2019.
Coming in 2019: The Club CHS experience | Monday, October 1, 2018
Negotiations are under way to open The Club CHS, a joint-use premium passenger lounge, in 2019 at Charleston International Airport.
CHS parking transformation under way | Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Vision 2030 – From the Roadway to the Runway, the next step in Charleston International Airport’s transformation, is now under way. It's all in preparation for construction of a new 3,000-space parking garage.
Tropical Weather Update | Saturday, September 15, 2018
Click on the Tropical Weather Update headline for the most recent update about airport operations.
Labor Day Travel Tips | Thursday, August 30, 2018
Here are some helpful tips to create a positive passenger experience at Charleston International Airport during the Labor Day holiday or any time you travel.
July passenger count soars to a 20% increase | Friday, August 24, 2018
Up, up and away! That’s what happened in July at Charleston International Airport where passenger counts soared by 20 percent over July 2017. To date, 2.6 million people has flown in and out of CHS in 2018.
Frontier launches nonstop service to MSP | Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Starting Wednesday, Frontier Airlines will offer seasonal nonstop flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul each Wednesday and Saturday. The ultra-low-cost carrier is one of eight airlines giving travelers the ability to fly nonstop from the Lowcountry to 25 cities and 30 airports in the U.S.
Air Force, CHS set snow, ice removal plan | Thursday, June 14, 2018
Leaders at Joint Base Charleston and the Charleston County Aviation Authority signed a memorandum of understanding for airfield snow and ice removal onJune 14, 2018. This memorandum establishes policies and procedures recommended by a joint task force for the cooperation and coordination of snow removal operations at the jointly used flying facilities.
Frontier adds nonstop to Minneapolis | Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Delivering on its mission to deliver low fares nationwide, today Frontier Airlines announced service on 15 new routes, including nonstop flights between Charleston and Minneapolis starting Aug. 15.
More people flying at CHS in April | Thursday, May 31, 2018
You only need to look at lines to see the soaring growth at Charleston International Airport. April was no exception – 400,135 people flew in and out of CHS, up 11 percent from April 2017. The evidence of the growth is everywhere.
4th CHS kiosk opens with Cuban flare | Wednesday, May 30, 2018
On May 19, Mama Chef Cuban Café became the fourth kiosk to open at CHS under the airport’s new Specialty Leasing Program. Also known as the Kiosk/Cart Program, it is designed to create direct and affordable opportunities for small and niche businesses to work in a vibrant travel and hospitality environment.
DNC, USO partner for U.S. airports fundraiser | Thursday, May 24, 2018
Delaware North, the food and beverage concessionaire at Charleston International Airport, has announced a national fund raising partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) that will take place at all of its U.S.-based airport locations from Memorial Day weekend until the end of the year.
Growth = need for change in passenger habits | Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The days of 15 minutes from the curb to the gate are over at Charleston International Airport. Anyone who attempts it, runs the risk of missing a flight.
Social media efforts honored for excellence | Monday, May 14, 2018
Charleston International Airport’s social media efforts have been honored for excellence by public relations professionals throughout the state of South Carolina.
CHS launches kiosk program with 3 local businesses | Friday, April 20, 2018
Three local businesses with a unique and regional flare are now open at Charleston International Airport. Daddy’s Girls Bakery, LMM Dolls & Gifts and King Street Cookies are the first three of four kiosk businesses to open under the airport’s brand new Specialty Leasing Program. A fourth kiosk specializing in Cuban food, is scheduled to open in mid-May.
Allegiant begins service at CHS | Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Allegiant this week celebrates the start of new nonstop service to Charleston from Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new route for as low as $65.*
Allegiant launches 3 new cities at CHS | Monday, April 2, 2018
Allegiant Airlines takes to the Charleston skies for the first time on Wednesday. The ultra-low-cost air carrier this week launches three days of inaugural flights to and from Charleston International Airport.
Historic growth like jet fuel for the economy | Monday, March 26, 2018
Passenger travel in February broke records at Charleston International Airport. Record-setting passenger traffic since 2001 has fueled not only the airport’s growth but its impact on the local and state economy.
TSA Pre✓® enrollment returns in April | Thursday, March 22, 2018
TSA Pre✓® enrollment returns in April for Charleston travelers. The IdentoGo TSA Pre✓® Mobile Unit is coming AAA Charleston.
JetBlue surpasses 1M enplanements at CHS | Friday, March 16, 2018
JetBlue, the low-cost carrier that came to Charleston amid great fanfare in 2013, today surpassed 1 million passengers enplaned at Charleston International Airport.
Live music will soon greet airport guests | Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Beginning Thursday and continuing into summer, Braeden Kershner of Black Tie Music Academy will perform in various locations throughout the airport. His performances and that of other musical groups will coincide with peak travel times and with special airport and community events in which numerous travelers are expected to fly in and out of the airport.
Statement from the Board Chairman | Thursday, March 1, 2018
A statement was issued today by Billy Swails, chairman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority Board, regarding Paul G. Campbell Jr., the authority’s executive director and CEO:
Happy Blue Day! | Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Today, JetBlue celebrated its fifth year at Charleston International Airport. The Boston-based airline came to CHS in 2013 and has been a great part of the airport team of airlines ever since.
Big year on the horizon for CHS | Wednesday, February 28, 2018
While passenger traffic at Charleston International Airport took an 11.6 percent dip in January, 2018 is expected to be another banner year as two new airlines gear up operations and existing airlines increase routes, particularly for the spring and summer high travel season.
Frontier Airlines launches CHS service | Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Charleston International Airport's 7th airline partner took to the skies for the first time today. Frontier Airlines is flying nonstop to Denver and Philadelphia with plans to launch additional cities in the next few months.
Frontier Airlines announces two new cities ahead of its CHS launch | Thursday, February 8, 2018
Today ultra-low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced two new nonstop destinations to and from Charleston. Frontier Airlines will begin the only nonstop flights to Austin and Trenton, N.J. in April. This announcement comes before the carrier even begins service at Charleston International Airport Feb. 20 with previously announced nonstop flights to Denver and Philadelphia. Flights to Chicago start in May.
Airport resumes normal operations following AM evacuation | Friday, February 2, 2018
Following an investigation conducted in cooperation with the TSA, the FBI and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, the Bomb Squad determined that the a suspicious electronic device in the checkpoint this morning was not a threat.
First CHS, JBC task force meeting goes well | Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Joint Base Charleston and Charleston County Aviation Authority Task Force conducted the first of several planned meetings here today, Jan. 30, to recommend improvements for snow and ice removal from the airfield.
Task Force to recommend improvements for snow and ice removal from airfield | Thursday, January 25, 2018
Joint Base Charleston has partnered with the Charleston County Aviation Authority to create a Task Force charged with reviewing lessons learned and the emergency response plan for the runways and taxiways shared by the base and Charleston International Airport concerning potential weather-related events.
New kiosks featuring local businesses opening soon | Thursday, January 18, 2018
Three local companies with a combined nearly 30 years of retail experience that feature local and culturally focused products will soon open for business at Charleston International Airport.
CHS welcomes Allegiant Airlines April 4 | Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Allegiant Airlines, an ultra low-cost air carrier, will begin nonstop seasonal service from Charleston International to Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh this spring.