Starting June 7, 2020, Charleston residents and lowcountry travelers will be able to fly Southwest Airlines nonstop to Atlanta, Georgia and Kansas City, Missouri.
Southwest today announced the new destinations further connecting the Lowcountry and South Carolina to Georgia’s capital and the Midwest. The CHS to Atlanta flights will operate daily through August 2020. Service to Kansas City will run on Saturdays.
“It’s an exciting time at Charleston International Airport. “We are also pleased that Southwest, one of our long-time air carriers, continue to thrive and are adding additional flights to cities that are already popular with our customers as well as adding more destinations for Charleston and the Lowcountry to enjoy,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., airport executive director and CEO.
“Southwest Airlines and its special brand of low-fare, high-quality customer service has been a game-changer for the Charleston area since 2011. We are thrilled they are adding two important destinations to their Charleston route map,” said Helen Turner Hill, aviation authority board Chair and CEO of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This further elevates the quality of life for residents and the quality of place for visitors.”
Hill goes on to say, “Atlanta is the third most popular origin city for our visitors. Increasing air service provides an opportunity to reduce travel by car for our friends from Atlanta. We are excited to expand our reach to the midwest. Kansas Citians now have a convenient and affordable way to visit our vibrant region and discover the magic of the Lowcountry.”
Southwest began service at CHS in 2011 and with the additional flights added on June 7, Southwest will operate ten (10) flights daily, 14 flights on Saturday, and 16 flights on Sunday.