CHS Newsroom

Up, up and away. Passenger traffic continues its climb | Monday, September 24, 2018

Passengers traffic at Charleston International Airport rose 15 percent in August, continuing the steady climb that has characterized CHS’ growth for much of the last decade.

Airport worker responds to animal needs after hurricane | Monday, September 24, 2018

A love for animals spurred airport worker Jennifer Nichole into action after Hurricane Florence hit the Pee Dee of South Carolina and eastern North Carolina.

Mitchell named first Corporate Ombudsperson | Friday, September 21, 2018

Deni Mitchell has been named the Charleston County Aviation Authority's first Corporate Ombudsperson.  

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.

Highlights - CHS parking transformation | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Highlights of Charleston International Airport's Vision 2030 – From the Roadway to the Runway parrking transformation.

Mount Pleasant Regional Airport a hub for hurricane relief | Monday, September 17, 2018

Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (LRO) is proud to be the central command for a local Operation Airdrop effort to bring relief to victims of Hurricane Florence.

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.

Aviation Authority recognized for support of employees in Guard, Reserves | Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Charleston County Aviation Authority, owner and operator of Charleston International Airport, has been recognized for its continued support of men and women who serve in the National Guard and Reserves.  

CHS has biggest June ever in 2018 | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

June passenger counts at Charleston International Airport increase nearly 20 percent. 

May the busiest month this year for fliers | Friday, June 29, 2018

May was a busy month for air travel at Charleston International Airport. In fact, it was the busiest month so far in 2018.

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.

March enplanements rise with spring travel | Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The number of people flying to and from Charleston rose more than 10 percent in March at Charleston International Airport.

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.

Delaware North begins ‘The Last Straw’ campaign at CHS | Friday, April 20, 2018

Drinking straws will be offered on a request-only basis as a way to curb excess waste at airport dining locations

TSA at CHS breaks single-day record for passengers screened | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Transportation Security Administration officers working at the Charleston International Airport checkpoint screened a record 8,374 departing passengers on Sunday, April 15.

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.

Airport Facebook presence honored for excellence | Monday, March 12, 2018

Charleston International Airport’s social media presence received top honors this month from the Charleston Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Aviation Authority employees earn PMP certification | Friday, March 9, 2018

Six Charleston County Aviation Authority employees recently earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute.

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. 

Another record-breaking year at Charleston International | Monday, January 29, 2018

Like the five years before it, 2017 was record breaker at Charleston International Airport.

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.  

Aviation Authority Board elects officers | Monday, January 22, 2018

The Aviation Authority Board has elected officers for the coming year.  

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. 

Winter Weather update 9 a.m. | Monday, January 8, 2018

Click the headline to read more. 

Disclaimer | 5500 International Blvd. #101, North Charleston, S.C., 29418-6911| | 843-767-7000
Powered by DataSpring