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.
“It has been an exciting year at Charleston International Airport. Our legacy air carriers are busier than ever and our new airlines are receiving great support from the Lowcountry,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., Executive Director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority.
In October, 205,262 people flew out of CHS while 204,550 people arrived in Charleston on a flight.
“We are thankful for the continued prosperity at the airport and look forward to what the end of the year brings,” Campbell said. “I am confident it will be a new all-time passenger record for us.”
So far in this year, 3.7 million people have flown in and out of CHS. The 12-month total for 2017 was 3.9 million.
The new year looks bright as well.
In April 2019, British Airways becomes the first international air carrier with twice-a-week transcontinental flights to London Heathrow Airport. The flights will be aboard a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on Thursdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale at www.ba.com
Charleston International Airport is the largest of South Carolina’s major airports with more than 150 flights a day to 30 airports and 25 cities.