TRIP Archive: 2015

Terminal renovation wrapping in 2016 | Thursday, December 31, 2015

The new year means a new airport for Charleston, its residents and for the record-breaking millions of people that annually fly in and out of CHS.

Holiday travel amid construction | Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This month we mark our second Christmas under construction. Unlike last year a lot of work is complete, making travel during the holidays a bit easier for passengers.

Silver Airways moving to B1 | Monday, December 7, 2015

Silver Airways will begin operating out of Gate B1 starting Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Arrivals moves to Central Hall | Friday, November 20, 2015

Passengers navigating CHS have weathered detours, dust, noise and ever changing routes to and from their flight. Some of that is beginning to change.

CHS passenger lanes reopened | Friday, November 20, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, the road in front of the CHS terminal reopens to passenger traffic.

First renovated Hudson store opens | Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The first new Hudson store with a new look and modern feel is now open just outside the consolidated security checkpoint.

New restrooms open | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

When traveling one of the most important things to know is where the airport restrooms are, right? We just opened new restrooms throughout the airport.

Southwest, JetBlue move to new gates | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways are on the move at CHS. The two low-cost airlines are moving to new gates on Concourse B, starting this week.

Welcome home Delta Air Lines | Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Delta Air Lines at CHS has a new home. CHS's largest air carrier is now located in a new ticket counter adjacent to the security checkpoint.

And then there was one | Friday, September 25, 2015

It won't be long before renovations to the CHS airline ticket counters is finished. The last counter is under construction and expected to open in a couple of weeks.

Detour inside the airport continues | Friday, September 25, 2015

Construction inside Charleston International Airport means detours for passengers as they make their way around the terminal facility.

High flying appetites at CHS | Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Construction can make getting around the airport a challenge. Walls and signs move frequently. So when you’re hungry, how do you know where to eat or grab something to drink?

Construction detour in Baggage Claim | Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Got luggage? Starting Aug. 31, there will be a detour inside baggage claim while we finish installing the new terrazzo floors.

Bye-bye brick floors, hello terrazzo | Friday, August 14, 2015

In some parts of the airport you can still hear the clickity clack of luggage being rolled across brick floors. It’s endearing but it's changing.

CCAA moves into new offices | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The staff of the Charleston County Aviation Authority moved into its new offices on Aug. 10, marking another part the terminal redevelopment project that is now complete.

Southwest opens its new ticket counter | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Southwest Airlines has a new home in the CHS airline ticketing hall thanks to the terminal redevelopment project.

CHS furniture gets second life at HXD | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hilton Head Island Airport and Charleston International partnered to save thousands of dollars and help move each facility closer to respective renovation goals.

Finally! A place to get a cup of coffee | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Harvest & Grounds opens at 4:30 a.m. to greet early morning travelers on Thursday, July 16. The cafe is located pre-security adjacent to the Ticketing Hall,

Concourse A art makes way for construction | Monday, June 29, 2015

When artist Michael Vatalaro installed Flight of Brown Pelicans in Concourse A in 1985, he never imagined that nearly 30 years later he would be back to take it down. But that’s just what happened in June.  

Concourse A renovations about to start | Friday, June 19, 2015

We are prepping for construction to start in Concourse A. Demolition work is expected to begin soon. New construction will follow. 

Samuel Adams Bar relocating | Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Samuel Adams Bar on Concourse B, one of the most popular places in the airport, has moved to make way for renovations.

A recap of changes at CHS | Friday, May 22, 2015

Whether you fly regularly for business or pleasure or visit every now and again, you may notice that there have been a lot of changes in the airport lately. Here's a recap of some of them.

Lowcountry history inspires re-design | Friday, May 22, 2015

Many of the key design features of the new CHS draw from local history and architecture as well as the colors of the Lowcountry marshes and waterways.

Now open: DeSano Pizza Bakery | Friday, May 15, 2015

The aroma of fresh-baked pizza wafts throughout Concourse B morning to night now that DeSano Pizza Bakery is open for business.

Rebuilding an airport while remaining in business | Monday, May 11, 2015

Renovating an airport while operating an airport presents special challenges. When you can't close the airport, how do you rebuild it?

More change coming to concessions | Friday, May 8, 2015

More changes are coming to the retail, food and beverage offerings in the airport while we are under construction.

First new retail store opens | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Low Country Harley-Davidson opened its doors to Charleston International Airport travelers today. It is the first in an all-new lineup of retail shopping coming to the airport as part of the terminal redevelopment.

CHS renovating, yet growing fast | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As we are renovating to accommodate growth for the next 20 years, we continue to burst at the seams. Alaska Airlines is just the latest in a string of new airlines partners helping us grow.

Designing an airport for Charleston | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The design of CHS' renovated terminal is rooted in Charleston history and culture. Thomas P. Theobald, a principal with Fentress Architects, talks to us about how the design came about in this first of three Q&A sessions.

United Airlines moving to Concourse B | Monday, April 20, 2015

United Airlines is moving from its long-time home on Concourse A to make way for renovations.

'We're not in Charleston anymore Toto' | Friday, April 17, 2015

What our passengers think is important to us. We love that you love the new Concourse B extension and the consolidated TSA screening checkpoint, which both opened this week.

CHS meets Lowcountry Harley-Davidson | Friday, April 17, 2015

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has produced the most enduring and recognizable motorcycles in the world. And now the Harley brand is coming to Charleston International Airport.

New gates, new look, great passenger experience | Friday, April 10, 2015

It’s been 18 months in the making. On Tuesday, April 14, Charleston International Airport will open its new addition to Concourse B.

Consolidated TSA checkpoint opens April 15 | Friday, April 10, 2015

We're moving! Passengers flying on April 14 should arrive early and allow plenty of time to get through security screening. The new consolidated TSA checkpoint opens April 15 but moving starts April 13.

Two more airlines move to new check-in counters | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two more airlines move into new ticket counters at CHS. American Airlines and US Airways are now located on the west side of the CHS Ticketing Hall.

A new airport is on its way | Friday, March 27, 2015

Construction is never easy, and CHS passengers are experiencing our growing pains first hand. By the end of 2015 we promise you won’t recognizethe place. And that's a good thing.

TSA checkpoints moving | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Passengers traveling out of CHS on Tuesday, April 14, will want to give themselves extra time to get through security. Work is under way to open the new consolidated TSA screening checkpoint.

Trends in seating focus on user comfort | Monday, March 16, 2015

The growth of new airports has brought to the fore the demand for a range of seating solutions, to fit the varying needs of today's passengers.

New seating comfy and connected | Monday, March 16, 2015

Anyone that has flown in the last 10 years has probably experienced a lack of power outlets in an airport. An airport that is not keeping up with the connectivity demands of its passengers is out of touch. CHS is one such airport, but not for much longer.

Technology for travelers on the go | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

If you need extra batteries, headphones, an MP3 player, or a digital camera for photos of your trip, Tech on the Go will be the perfect place to find them.

Eddie Bauer among new CHS retailers | Monday, March 2, 2015

The Eddie Bauer brand exemplifies the outdoor way of life. It makes sense that the casual clothing retailer sets up shop in the Lowcountry. It is among the new retail outlets that The Hudson Group will open with CHS's renovation. 

Clerestory to add light to concourses | Monday, March 2, 2015

Plans to build a skylight in Concourse A as part of the CHS’s renovation and expansion have taken flight again.

Triple B's closing | Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beginning Saturday, Feb. Feb. 7, passengers will see more changes to pre-security dining options at the airport. Triple B’s: Bar B Que - Bourbon – Burgers will cease operations to accommodate ongoing construction inside the terminal.

CHS sets 2014 passenger record | Thursday, February 12, 2015

Charleston International Airport (CHS) set an all-time record of 3.13 million passengers flying in and out of the airport in 2014.It is the first time ever that the airport has topped 3 million passengers.

CHS reaches record 3M passengers | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

While in the middle of a massive renovation project, CHS topped 3 million passengers for the first time in 2014, climbing to a 55 percent increase since 2010.

Jack Nicklaus grill amps up CHS dining | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Golfers will love the shout out to one of the game’s great players and non-golfers will feel right at home amid the warm, inviting and comfortable d├ęcor of the Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill when it opens at Charleston International Airport later this year.

DeSano Pizza Bakery coming soon | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DeSano Pizza Bakery will showcase Charleston’s food culture while paying homage to the city’s rich history in the shipping industry and the importation of specialties from around the world.

B extension gets six new jet bridges | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Six new jet bridges recently werek installed on Concourse B. The work moves CHS one step closer to completing the new construction on the concourse extension.

Charleston Beer Works on tap at CHS | Monday, January 12, 2015

Charleston Beer Works is a South Carolina original and represents the vibrancy of downtown Charleston. The welcoming design of the original brew pub and sports bar will be a favored meeting place and the classic menu will be a hit with CHS travelers.

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