Delta Air Lines at CHS has a new home.
Charleston International Airport’s largest air carrier is now located in a new ticket counter adjacent to the security checkpoint.
Delta at CHS has been housed in temporary space in the Ticketing Hall since 2013 because of the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP).It is the last of the CHS airlines to move into renovated space as part TRIP, which began in 2012.
Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. Some areas of Concourse A, where Delta gates are located, and the food court will be completed in early 2016.
The new ticketing area features overhead monitors with airline and flight information, low-rise quartz countertops that are more easily accessible to those in wheelchairs and expansive windows that let in natural light. Many of the key design features of the new ticketing area draw from local history and architecture, in particular the Charleston Single House – so named because it is a single room wide on the streetscape – and the lush gardens just off the piazzas (porches).
The ceiling panels are intended to mimic the “haint” blue ceilings often found on the porch ceilings of the Charleston Single House. Dating to the 1800s and the Gullah culture of African slaves, it is believed that blue porch ceilings would draw evil spirits away from the home and into the sky. The trellis work hanging over the ticket counters is reminiscent of those used in Charleston’s Historic District gardens. They are painted Charleston Green, a classic Southern paint color that is so deep it is often mistaken as the color black.